China’s Global Influence and Interference Activities


Hearing on "China’s Global Influence and Interference Activities" 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 406, and Webex

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Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioner Bob Borochoff and Commissioner Michael Wessel

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM: Co-Chairs' Opening Remarks
9:10 AM – 10:40 AM: Panel I: Experiences and Lessons Learned from China’s Influence and Interference Activities Around the World

  • Puma Shen, Associate Professor, National Taipei University and Chairman, Doublethink Lab [Testimony]
  • Andrew Chubb, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University [Testimony]
  • Caitlin Dearing Scott, Technical and Team Lead - Countering Foreign Authoritarian Influence, Center for Global Impact at the International Republican Institute [Testimony]

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM: Break

10:50 AM – 12:50 PM: Panel II: Chinese Influence and Interference by Sector

  • Peter Mattis, Director for Intelligence, Special Competitive Studies Project [Testimony]
  • Emily de la Bruyere, Co-Founder, Horizon Advisory and Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies [Testimony]
  • Sarah Cook, Senior Advisor for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House [Testimony]
  • Glenn Tiffert, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution [Testimony]

12:50 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Panel III: The Chinese Communist Party’s Approach to Influence and Interference

  • Mareike Ohlberg, Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Program at the German Marshall Fund [Testimony]
  • Alex Joske, Senior Risk Advisor, McGrathNicol [Testimony]
  • Rebecca Fair, Vice President of Information Advantage, Two Six Technologies [Testimony]

3:30 PM – 3:35 PM: Closing Remarks

3:35 PM: Adjourn


Statement for the Record

  • Daniel Currell, Fellow, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University [Statement]
  • Ian Oxnevad, Program Research Associate, National Association of Scholars [Statement]
  • Erin Baggott Carter, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California and Hoover Fellow, Stanford University's Hoover Institution [Statement]
  • John Metz, President, Athenai Institute & Rory O’Connor, Chairman, Athenai Institute [Statement]