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Hearing: China's Military Modernization and Its Impact on the United States and the Asia-Pacific

March 29-30, 2007

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

Hearing Co Chairs: Commissioners William Reinsch and Larry Wortzel



  • Opening Statement of Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew - Day 1 (PDF) - Day 2 (PDF)
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner William Reinsch (PDF)
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Larry Wortzel, Co-chair (PDF)

Thursday, March 29

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

  • Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) (PDF)
  • Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) (PDF)
  • Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) (PDF)
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) (PDF)

Panel II: Beijing’s Doctrine on the Conduct of “Irregular Forms of Warfare”

Panel III: PLA Modernization in Traditional Warfare Capabilities: Force Integration and Force Projection

Panel IV: The Taiwan Strait Military Balance

  • RADM Eric A. McVadon USN (Ret), Director of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc., Washington, DC (PDF)
  • Dr. Bernard D. Cole, Professor of International History, National War College, Washington, DC (PDF)
  • Mr. Mark Cozad, Senior Defense Intelligence Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC (PDF)

Friday, March 30

Panel V: Information Warfare, Missile Warfare, Cyber Operations, and Other Disruptive Capabilities of the PLA

  • Dr. Ehsan Ahrari, Professor of Counterterrorism, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, HI (PDF)
  • Dr. James A. Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC (PDF)

Panel VI: The PLA’s Objectives in Space