China’s Military Power Projection and U.S. National Interests


Hearing on “China’s Military Power Projection and U.S. National Interests”

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM:           Opening Remarks: Commissioner Wortzel and Commissioner Fiedler

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM:         Administration Perspective

  • Chad Sbragia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, U.S. Department of Defense 

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM:        Break

10:20 AM – 11:50 AM:        Panel I: Rationales for China’s Power Projection

  • Admiral Dennis Blair, Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident), Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA 
  • Kristen Gunness, Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Point Asia, LLC; Adjunct Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation 

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM:        Lunch Break

12:50 PM – 2:20 PM:          Panel II: Building an Expeditionary Force: Hardware, Logistics, and Bases

  • Chad Peltier, Senior Analyst, Consulting, Jane’s 
  • Kevin McCauley, Independent Analyst
  • Isaac Kardon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Strategic and Operational Research Department, U.S. Naval War College

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM:            Break

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM:            Panel III: China’s Power Projection in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

  • Greg Poling, Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Paul Nantulya, Research Associate, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
  • Cynthia Watson, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, National War College, National Defense University

4:00 PM – 4:05 PM:            Closing Remarks

4:05 PM:                             Adjourn