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Hearing on China’s Space and Counterspace Programs

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

608 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC

Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioner Jeffrey L. Fiedler and Senator James M. Talent

8:30 am – 8:40 am       Co-Chairs’ remarks: Commissioner Jeffrey L. Fiedler and Commissioner James M. Talent

8:40 am – 10:35 am     Panel I: China’s Civilian/Dual-Use and Military Space Programs

  • Mr. Kevin Pollpeter, Deputy Director, Study of Innovation and Technology in China, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA (Testimony)
  • Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Professor, National Security Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI (Testimony)
  • Mr. Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC (Testimony)

10:35 am – 10:50 am      Break

10:50 am – 12:45 pm      Panel II: Inputs to China’s Space Program

12:45 pm – 1:35 pm    Lunch Break

1:35 pm – 3:30 pm      Panel III: Implications for the United States

  • Mr. Richard D. Fisher, Jr., Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Alexandria, VA (Testimony)
  • Dr. Roger Handberg, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (Testimony)
  • Dr. Phillip Saunders, Distinguished Research Fellow and Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, DC (Testimony)

3:30 pm                       Adjourn