Hearing: China's Expanding Global Influence - Foreign Policy Goals, Practices, and Tools

March 18, 2008

Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building
First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Hearing co-Chairs: Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Daniel Blumenthal



  • Opening Statement of Chairman Larry Wortzel [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]

Panel I:  Administration Perspective

  • Dr. Thomas Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. David Sedney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asian Affairs, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel II:  The Strategies and Objectives of China’s Foreign Affairs

  • Dr. Edward Friedman, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [Testimony]
  • Dr. Mohan Malik,  Professor, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, HI [Testimony]

Panel III: Tools of China’s Statecraft: Economics and Trade

  • Dr. Lawrence Grinter, Professor of Asian Studies, Air War College, Montgomery, AL [Testimony]
  • Mr. Mauro De Lorenzo, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel IV:  Tools of China’s Statecraft: Military and Security

  • Dr. Cynthia Watson, Professor, National War College, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Colonel Philippe D. Rogers, USMC , Command Inspector General, Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, NC  [Testimony]

Panel V:  Tools of China’s Statecraft: Diplomacy

  • Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. Josh Kurlantzick, Visiting Scholar-China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC  [Testimony]
  • Dr. Andrew Scobell, Associate Professor, Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX [Testimony]
  • Mr. Andrew Small, Program Associate, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels, Belgium [Testimony]