Hearing on Looking West: China and Central Asia

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

418 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC


Hearing Co-Chairs: Vice Chairman Dennis Shea and Commissioner Katherine Tobin Ph.D.

9:00a - 9:15a    Co-Chairs’ remarks: Vice Chairman Dennis Shea and Commissioner Katherine Tobin Ph.D.

9:15a – 10:45a Panel I: China’s Silk Road Policy

  • Mr. Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, London, UK (Testimony)
  • Dr. Marlene Laruelle, Director, Central Asia Program, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Testimony)
  • Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC (Testimony)

10:45a – 11:00a   Break

 

11:00a - 12:30p    Panel II: Trade, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources in China’s Central Asia Engagement

12:30p - 1:30p   Lunch Break

1:30p - 3:00p    Panel III: China’s Security Engagement in Central Asia and the  Question of Afghanistan

3:00p               Adjourn