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China’s Activities and Influence in South and Central Asia


Hearing on "China’s Activities and Influence in South and Central Asia" 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215, and Webex

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Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioner Carolyn Bartholomew [Opening Statement] and Commissioner Randall Schriver [Opening Statement]

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM: Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks
9:40 AM – 11:10 AM: Panel I: China’s Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan

11:10 AM – 11:20 AM: Break

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM: Panel II: China’s Reach in Central Asia

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM: Lunch Break

1:20 PM – 2:50 PM: Panel III: China’s Influence in Continental South Asia

  • Tanvi Madan, Director of The India Project, Brookings Institution [Testimony]
  • Jagannath Panda, Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs, Institute for Security and Development Policy [Testimony]
  • Akhil Bery, Director of South Asia Initiatives, Asia Society Policy Institute [Testimony]

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM: Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Panel IV: Competing Visions for the Indian Ocean

4:30 PM – 4:35 PM: Closing Remarks

4:35 PM: Adjourn