U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Notice of open public hearing.
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 February 18, 2021 on “Deterring People's Republic of China Aggression Toward Taiwan.”
The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
This hearing will be held with panelists and Commissioners participating in-person or online via videoconference. Members of the audience will be able to view a live webcast via 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 Jameson Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; telephone: 202-624-1496, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.
ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham via email at email@example.com. Requests for an accommodation should be made as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to the event.
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Background: This is the second public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2021 report cycle. The hearing will evaluate the state of deterrence across the Taiwan Strait and its implications for U.S. interests. The first panel will examine the political considerations informing Beijing's willingness to use force against Taiwan and those informing Taipei's response. The first panel will assess the cross-Strait military balance. The second panel will examine the political considerations informing Beijing's willingness to use force against Taiwan and those informing Taipei's response.
The hearing will be co-chaired by Senator Carte Goodwin and Senator James Talent. Any interested party may file a written statement by February 18, 2021 by transmitting to the contact above. A portion the hearing will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.
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: January 29, 2021.
Daniel W. Peck,
Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-02236 Filed 2-5-21; 8:45 am]
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