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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of the following hearing 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 June 7, 2019 on “Technology, Trade, and Military-Civil Fusion: China's Pursuit of Artificial Intelligence, New Materials, and New Energy.”

DATES:

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES:

TBD, Washington, DC. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted on the Commission's website at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check the Commission's website 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 Leslie Tisdale Reagan, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: 202-624-1496, or via email at lreagan@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background: This is the fifth public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2019 report cycle. This hearing will examine China's development of artificial intelligence, new materials, and energy storage, renewable energy, and nuclear power. It will assess China's capabilities in producing and commercializing these technologies vis-à-vis the United States and its ambitions to export these technologies and shape their global governance in ways that disadvantage the United States. The hearing will also consider China's potential military application of these technologies and strategic implications for the United States. The hearing will be co-chaired by Vice Chairman Robin Cleveland and Commissioner Thea Lee. Any interested party may file a written statement by June 7, 2019 by mailing to the contact above. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

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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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Dated: May 10, 2019.

Daniel W. Peck,

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

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[FR Doc. 2019-10011 Filed 5-14-19; 8:45 am]

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