China in Space: A Strategic Competition?

Hearing Transcript: 


Hearing on “China in Space: A Strategic Competition?”

Thursday, April 25, 2019 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419


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9:50 AM – 10:00 AM: Opening Remarks: Chairman Bartholomew and Commissioner McDevitt


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM:  Strategic Perspective
General James Cartwright, USMC (Ret.), Inaugural Chairholder, Harold Brown Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Testimony)


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM:  Administration Perspective
William Roper, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (Testimony)


11:00 AM – 11:10 AM:  Break


11:10 AM – 12:40 PM:  Panel I: China’s Pursuit of Global Space Leadership
Todd Harrison, Director, Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Testimony)
Brian Weeden, Ph.D., Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation (Testimony)
Namrata Goswami, Ph.D., Senior Independent Analyst (Testimony)


12:40 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM:  Panel II: Military-Civil Fusion in China’s Space Ambitions
Lorand Laskai, Visiting Researcher, Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology (Testimony)
Michael Gold, J.D., Vice-President, Regulatory and Policy, Maxar Technologies (Testimony)
Kevin J. Wolf, J.D., Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Testimony)


3:00 PM – 3:10 PM:  Break


3:10 PM – 4:40 PM:  Panel III: China’s Military Space Activities
Kevin Pollpeter, Senior Research Scientist, CNA (Testimony)
Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute (Testimony)
Jonathan Ray, Research Director, Special Programs Division, SOS International LLC (Testimony)


4:40 PM – 4:45 PM: Closing Remarks


4:45 PM:  Adjourn