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Advisory Committee: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of meetings of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Name: William A. Reinsch, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, evaluate and report to Congress annually on the U.S.-China economic and security relationship. The mandate specifically charges the Commission to prepare a report to Congress “regarding the national security implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the Start Printed Page 53718United States and the People's Republic of China [that] shall include a full analysis, along with conclusions and recommendations for legislative and administrative actions * * *”

Purpose of Meetings: Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will meet in Washington, DC on September 14-15, October 6-7, and October 17-18, 2011 to consider drafts of material for its 2011 Annual Report to Congress that have been prepared for its consideration by the Commission staff, and to make modifications to those drafts that Commission members believe are needed; and release the final annual report to the public on November 16, 2011.

The report review-editing sessions are for members of the Commission to review and edit staff drafts of sections of the Commission's 2011 Annual Report for submission to Congress. The Commission was subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) with the enactment of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 that was signed into law on November 22, 2005 (Pub. L. 109-108). In accord with FACA's requirement, meetings of the Commission to make decisions concerning the substance and recommendations of its 2011 Annual Report to Congress are open to the public.

Topics To Be Discussed: The Commissioners will be considering draft report sections addressing the following topics:

  • The United States-China trade and economic relationship, including its bilateral investment and the role of state-owned enterprises, intellectual property protection and its 5-year plan, technology transfers, and outsourcing.
  • China's activities directly affecting U.S. national security interests, including its area control military strategy, space developments, and intelligence activities and capabilities.
  • China's foreign and regional activities and relationships, including those pertaining to Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • China's foreign and national security policies.

Dates and Times (Eastern Daylight Time):

—Wednesday and Thursday, September 14-15, 2011 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

—Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, 2011 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

—Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18, 2011 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

—Wednesday, November 16, 2011—Official Press Conference to Release Final Report to the Public—Date, Time and Location will be announced in October on the Commission's Web site at http://www.uscc.gov.

ADDRESSES:

All report review-editing sessions will be held in The Hall of the States (North Bldg.) located at 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001 as follows:

—Wednesday and Thursday, September 14-15: Conference Room 231 (2nd floor)

—Thursday, October 6: Conference Room 333 (3rd Floor)

—Friday, October 7: Conference Room 231 (2nd Floor)

—Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18: Conference Room 231 (2nd floor)

—Wednesday, November 16: Official Press Conference to Release Final Report to Public: Location will be announced on the Commission's Website at http://www.uscc.gov in October.

Public seating is limited and will be available on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Advanced reservations are not required. All participants must register at the front desk of the lobby.

Required Accessibility Statement: The entirety of these Commission editorial and drafting meetings will be open to the public. The Commission may recess the public editorial/drafting sessions to address administrative issues in closed session. The open meetings will also be adjourned in the noon vicinity for a lunch break. At the beginning of the lunch break, the Chairman will announce the reconvening time for the Annual Report review and editing session so members of the public will know when they may return if they wish to do so.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kathy Michels, Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: (202) 624-1409; E-mail: kmichels@uscc.gov.

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Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by Pub. L. 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

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Dated: August 23, 2011.

Kathleen J. Michels,

Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2011-21984 Filed 8-26-11; 8:45 am]

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