Hearings

The hearing will focus on key developments in the security, diplomatic, and economic spheres of China’s relations with countries in Southeast Asia and with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It will seek to understand how China's relations with the region may be changing and assess the implications of developments in China-Southeast Asia relations for the United States.
This hearing will examine the 12th Five-Year Plan, its effect on China’s strategic emerging industries and innovation, and emerging issues related to China’s market reform and U.S. competitiveness and their implications for U.S. economic interests.
This hearing will explore the advancement of China’s offensive missile forces—both conventional and nuclear—and security implications for the United States.
This hearing seeks to examine the drivers of China's engagement with Central Asia, its impacts on regional economic security and stability, and its implications for U.S. policy objectives in the region.
The hearing will examine the capabilities, scope, and objectives of China’s space and counterspace programs. It will explore the research and development efforts behind these programs and the factors that have contributed to China’s recent space technology advances. The hearing will also address the implications of China’s dual-use and military space programs for the United States.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC


Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Daniel Slane

8:30a - 8:45a        Co-Chairs’ remarks: Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Daniel Slane

The hearing will examine economic, political, and security developments in cross-Strait and China-North Korea relations. It will assess the opportunities and risks arising from closer cross-Strait economic integration for Taiwan and the United States, and it will examine Taiwan’s ability to defend against military coercion by China. The hearing will also address whether China’s views and policies toward North Korea have changed in recent years and the implications for U.S. security interests.
The hearing will examine economic, political, and security developments in cross-Strait and China-North Korea relations. It will assess the opportunities and risks arising from closer cross-Strait economic integration for Taiwan and the United States, and it will examine Taiwan’s ability to defend against military coercion by China. The hearing will also address whether China’s views and policies toward North Korea have changed in recent years and the implications for U.S. security interests.
This hearing will examine the legacy of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and the underlying economic, political, and social tensions that cause instability in China today, as well as the implications of these challenges for U.S. economic and security interests. The hearing will also assess China’s response to its internal security challenges, and the use of media and information controls to contain domestic unrest and manage public opinion.
This hearing will examine, among other things, China’s energy needs and clean energy policies, the recent developments in the U.S.-China clean energy cooperation, and the implications of such cooperation for the United States.