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Hearing: Research and Development, Technological Advances in Key Industries, and Changing Trade Flows with China

July 16, 2008

385 Russell Senate Office Building
Delaware & Constitution Avenues, NE
Washington, DC  20510

Hearing Co chairs: Commissioners Michael R. Wessel and Dennis C. Shea


Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Chairman Larry Wortzel [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

  • Representative Walter Jones (R)-NC [Testimony]
  • Representative Michael H. Michaud (D)-ME [Testimony]
  • Note:  Also see 3:15 pm panel

Panel II: Changing Nature of China’s Trade Flows

  • Dr. Charles W. McMillion, President & Chief Economist, MBG Information Services, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Mary Amiti, Senior Economist, International Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY [Testimony]

Panel III: R&D: Domestic and Foreign-Funded

  • Ms. Kathleen Walsh, Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College, Newport , RI [Testimony]
  • Dr. Kent Hughes, Director, Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel IV: Chinese Development in Key Industries

  • Dr. Qingjiu Tao, Assistant Professor of Management, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA [Testimony]
  • Mr. Owen Herrnstadt, Director of the Department of Trade and Globalization, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Ernest H. Preeg, Senior Fellow, The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, Arlington, VA [Testimony]

Panel I – Continued: Congressional Perspectives

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)-MI