A ‘World-Class’ Military: Assessing China’s Global Military Ambitions

Hearing Transcript: 


Hearing on “A ‘World-Class’ Military: Assessing China’s Global Military Ambitions”

Thursday, June 20, 2019 Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2255

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9:30 AM – 9:40 AM: Opening Remarks: Commissioner Lewis and Commissioner McDevitt


9:40 AM – 11:10 AM:  Panel I: Administration Perspectives


11:10 AM – 11:20 AM:  Break


11:20 AM – 12:50 PM:  Panel II: Drivers, Ambitions, and Resources of a World-Class Military


12:50 PM – 1:40 PM: Lunch Break


1:40 PM – 3:10 PM:  Panel III: Building a World-Class Military: Missions, Modernization, and Bases


  • Isaac B. Kardon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College [Testimony]
  • Christopher D. Yung, Ph.D., Donald Bren Chair of Non-Western Strategic Thought and Director of East Asian Studies, Marine Corps University [Testimony]
  • David Santoro, Ph.D., Director and Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy, Pacific Forum [Testimony]

3:10 PM – 3:20 PM:  Break


3:20 PM – 4:50 PM:  Panel IV: Implications of a World-Class Chinese Military for the United States and U.S. Allies and Partners  


4:50 PM – 4:55 PM: Closing Remarks


4:55 PM:  Adjourn