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AGENCY:

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—March 13, 2014, Washington, DC.

SUMMARY:

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

Name: Dennis C. Shea, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.” Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on March 13, 2014, “China and Evolving Security Dynamics in East Asia.”

Background: This is the third public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2014 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. This hearing will explore the evolving security dynamics in Asia and the effects of this changing environment on the United States. More specifically, it will address how Northeast and Southeast Asia are responding to China's rise and consider what implications follow for U.S. alliances and partnerships in the region.

The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Peter T.R. Brookes and Jeffrey L. Fiedler. Any interested party may file a written statement by March 13, 2014, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Location, Date and Time: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 328A. Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing is posted to the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-624-1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.

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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 Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

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Dated: March 10, 2014.

Michael Danis,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-05554 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]

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