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AGENCY:

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—February 18, 2015, Washington, DC.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of the following hearing 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, and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States Start Printed Page 8137and the People's Republic of China.” Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on February 18, 2015, “China's Space and Counterspace Programs.”

Background: This is the second public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2015 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. The hearing will examine the capabilities, scope, and objectives of China's space and counterspace programs. It will explore the research and development efforts behind these programs and the factors that have contributed to China's recent space technology advances. The hearing will also address the implications of China's dual-use and military space programs for the United States. The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Jeffrey L. Fiedler and James M. Talent. Any interested party may file a written statement by February 18, 2015, 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: Room: TBA. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 8:30a.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be 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), as amended by Public Law 113-291 (December 19, 2014).

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Date: February 09, 2015.

Michael Danis,

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

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[FR Doc. 2015-02979 Filed 2-12-15; 8:45 am]

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