Hearing: China’s Growing Global Influence: Objectives and Strategies

July 21-22, 2005

124 Dirksen Senate Office Building
1 st Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Co-chairs: Commissioners Carolyn Bartholomew, June Teufel Dreyer and Michael R. Wessel



  • Opening Statement by Chairman Richard D'Amato [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Vice Chairman Roger W.Robinson, Jr.
  • Opening Statement by Hearing Co-Chair June Teufel Dreyer [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Hearing Co-Chair Michael R. Wessel [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement by Hearing Co-Chair Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]

9:00–9:45 am Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

  • Senator Russell Feingold
  • Senator James Inhofe [Remarks]
  • Congressman J. Randy Forbes [Remarks]

9:45-11:30 am Panel II: China’s Future Energy Development and Acquisition Strategies

  • Dr. Gal Luft, Executive Director, The Institute for the Analysis of Global Security [Testimony]
  • Mr. Fareed Mohamedi, Chief Economist, PFC Energy

11:30 am–1:00 pm Panel III: Factors Driving China’s Global Strategy and U.S. Policy Responses

  • Mr. Randall Schriver, Armitage International [Testimony]
  • Dr. Steven Tsang, Director, Asia Studies Center, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford [Testimony]
  • Dr. Avery Goldstein, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania [Testimony]
  • Dr. Charles McMillion, President and Chief Economist, MBG Information Services [Testimony]

2:00–3:30 pm Panel IV: China’s Approach to Africa

  • Ambassador Princeton Lyman, The Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow in Africa Policy Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations [Testimony]
  • Ambassador David Shinn, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University [Testimony]

3:30-4:30 pm Panel V: China’s Approach to Latin America

  • Dr. Cynthia Watson, Professor, The National War College [Testimony]
  • Dr . Claudio Loser, Senior Fellow, The Inter-American Dialogue [Testimony]
  • Mr. Al Santoli, President, The Asia-America Initiative [Testimony]

Friday, July 22 - Location: Senate Dirksen 106

9:00-10:15 am Panel VI: China’s Approach to Europe

  • Dr. Robin Niblett, Executive Vice President and Director of the Europe Program, The Center for Strategic and International Studies [Testimony]
  • Dr. Christopher Dent, Professor, University of Leeds [Testimony]

10:15 – 11:45 am Panel VII: China’s Approach to Northeast and Southeast Asia

  • Mr. Daniel Blumenthal, Resident Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute [Testimony]
  • Dr. Michael Chinworth, Director of The Center for U.S.-Japan Studies and Cooperation, Vanderbilt University [Testimony]
  • Dr. Marvin C. Ott, Professor of National Security Policy, The National War College [Testimony]
  • Mr. Bronson Percival, Senior Advisor, The C.N.A. Corporation [Testimony]

11:45 am-1:00 pm Panel VIII: China’s Approach to South Asia and Former Soviet States

  • Dr. John Garver, Professor, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, The Georgia Institute of Technology [Testimony]
  • Dr. Madhav Nalapat, Professor, Manipal Academy [Testimony]
  • Dr. Paul Goble, Professor, University of Tartu [Testimony]
  • Mr. Herman Pirchner, Jr., Founding President, The American Foreign Policy Council [Testimony]