Hearing: The Impact of China’s Economic and Security Interests in Continental Asia on the United States

May 20, 2009

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

Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioners Daniel Blumenthal and Jeffrey Fiedler


Commissioners’ Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Jeffrey Fiedler [Remarks]

Panel I: Administration Perspective

  • Mr. Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel II: China’s Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Their Impact on the United States

  • Mr. Abraham M. Denmark, Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Walid Phares, Director, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Future of Terrorism Project, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel III: Continental Asia in China’s Global Energy Strategy

  • Ms. Julia Nanay, Senior Director for Country Strategies, PFC Energy, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Stephen J. Blank, Research Professor of National Security Affairs, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA [Testimony]

Panel IV: China ’s Trade and Investment in Continental Asia

  • Mr. Daniel Twining, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Martin Spechler, Professor of Economics, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN [Testimony]