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Notice of Open Meetings to Prepare the 2014 Annual Report to Congress; Advisory Committee: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

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ACTION:

Notice of open meetings to be held in Washington, DC as follows: (1) Review and edit drafts of 2014 Annual Report to Congress—July 14-15, August 18-19, September 22-23, and October 06-07, 2014.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of meetings of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.Start Printed Page 38362

Name: Dennis C. Shea, 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 United 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, members of the Commission will meet in Washington, DC on July 14-15, August 18-19, September 22-23, and October 06-07, 2014 to review and edit drafts of the 2014 Annual Report to Congress.

The Commission is 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 accordance with FACA, the Commission's meeting to make decisions concerning the substance and recommendations of its 2014 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:

  • U.S.-China Economic and Trade Relations, including: U.S.-China Trade and Economic Developments in 2014; U.S.-China Bilateral Trade and Economic Challenges; China's Health Care and Pharmaceutical Industries; and U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation.
  • Military and Security Issues Involving China, including: China Security Developments in 2014; China's Military Modernization, and China's Internal Security.
  • China and the world, including: The Evolving Security Architecture in Asia; China and the Korean Peninsula; Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Dates, Times, And Room Locations (Eastern Daylight Time):

  • Monday and Tuesday, July 14-15, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)—Room 231 and 333
  • Monday and Tuesday, August 18-19, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)—Room 231
  • Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)—Room 231
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 06-07, 2014 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)—Room 231

ADDRESSES:

All report review-editing sessions will be held in The Hall of the States (North Bldg., 2nd or 3rd Floor), located at 444 North Capitol Street NW., Washington, DC 20001.

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 around noon for a lunch break. At the beginning of the lunch break, the Chairman will announce what time the Annual Report review and editing session will reconvene.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Reed Eckhold, Congressional Liaison and Director of Communications, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: (202) 624-1496; Email: reckhold@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 Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

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Dated: June 30, 2014.

Michael Danis,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-15732 Filed 7-3-14; 8:45 am]

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