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Hearing on China’s Relations with Southeast Asia

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

608 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC

Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioner Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Daniel M. Slane

9:00a - 9:10a    Co-Chairs’ remarks: Commissioners Carolyn Bartholomew and Daniel M. Slane

9:10a – 10:40a  Panel I: Security Dimensions of China’s Relations with Southeast Asia

10:40a – 10:50a  Break

10:50a - 12:20p  Panel II: Diplomatic and Economic Issues in China’s Relations with Southeast Asia

  • Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Testimony)
  • Meredith Miller, Senior Vice President of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs and Director of the Washington, D.C. office, National Bureau of Asian Research (Testimony)
  • David Dapice, Economist, Vietnam Program, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Testimony)

12:20p - 1:30p  Lunch Break

1:30p - 3:00p  Panel III: China’s Relations with Burma, Malaysia, and Vietnam

  • Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace and the Asia Society (Testimony)
  • Pek Koon Heng, Director of the ASEAN Studies Initiative and Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University (Testimony)
  • Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Testimony)

3:00p  Adjourn