Hearing: China’s Propaganda and Influence Operations, Its Intelligence Activities that Target the United States, and the Resulting Impacts on U.S. National Security

Hearing Transcript: 

April 30, 2009

Room 485 Russell Senate Office Building
Delaware and Constitution Avenues, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Peter Brookes


Commissioners’ Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Commissioner William A. Reinsch [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Peter Brookes [Remarks]

Panel I: China’s External Propaganda Efforts

  • Dr. Nicholas Cull, Professor of Communications, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA [Testimony]
  • Dr. Judy Polumbaum, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA [Testimony]
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Brady, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand [Testimony]

Panel II: China’s Efforts to Exert Influence on U.S. Institutions and Public Opinion

  • Dr. Ross Terrill, Associate in Research, John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA [Testimony]
  • Dr. Eric Anderson, Senior Analyst, SAIC, McLean, VA [Testimony]
  • Dr. Jacqueline Newmyer, President and CEO, Long Term Strategy Group, Cambridge, MA

Panel III: China’s Espionage and Intelligence Operations Directed at the United States

  • Mr. I.C. Smith, Special Agent (retired), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. James Mulvenon, Director, Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, Defense Group Inc., Washington, DC

Panel IV: China’s Cyber Espionage Directed against the United States

  • Mr. Kevin G. Coleman, Senior Fellow, Technolytics, McMurray, PA [Testimony]
  • Mr. Rafal A. Rohozinski, Principal and CEO, The SecDev Group and Advisory Board Member at The Citizen Lab, Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada