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Hearing: The Chinese Budget and The Role of The People's Liberation Army In China's Economy

December 7, 2001

Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building
1st & Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC


Panel 1

PRC Budget Issues:Process/Structure

(9:30-11 a.m.)

  • Prof. Richard N. Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Mr. Barry Anderson (CBO) Deputy Director, Congressional Budget Office-
  • Mr. Cheng Xiaonong, Lecturer, Departments of Political Science and History, Princeton
  • Dr. Charles Wolf Jr., Senior Economic Advisor and Corporate Chair, International Economics, RAND (videoconference)

Panel 2

PRC Military Budget Issues and PLA's Role in the Economy/Party/National Priorities

(11-1:00 p.m.)

  • Prof. David Shambaugh, Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Dr. John Frankenstein, Research Associate & Adjunct Faculty, East Asia Institute, Columbia University, Senior Non-Resident Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United States
  • Dr. James Mulvenon, Deputy Research Director, Rand Corporation, Center for Asia-Pacific Policy
  • Col. John Corbett (retired), Senior Analyst, Centra Technologies
  • Dr. Andrew Marble, Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations/Taiwan

(1-2:00 p.m.) LUNCH

Panel 3

Service Components of the Chinese Defense Budget

(2-3:30 p.m.)

  • Mr. Dennis Blasko, U.S. Army, retired
  • Prof. Bernard Cole, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Programs, Professor of Maritime Strategy and History, National War College
  • Mr. Luke Colton, Independent Defense Consultant