This hearing will address recent economic trends from a market participant perspective; assess the role of state-owned and state-backed firms in China and abroad; examine the causes and extent of China’s overcapacity problem, and impacts on U.S. and global firms and markets; and evaluate China’s non-market economy status in order to inform deliberations ahead of December 2016, when certain provisions regarding China’s treatment under the terms of its WTO accession protocol expire.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC

The hearing will examine China’s use of standards, regulation, and censorship as a market-entry barrier. It will also examine China’s use of cyber espionage to gather information for commercial purposes, including turning over U.S. intellectual property to competing Chinese state-owned enterprises. Lastly, the Commission looks forward to hearing these expert witnesses address the recent breach of the OPM and related hacking of federal agencies.
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.