The hearing examines China’s views of and approach to strategic competition with the United States. Panelists first assess U.S.-China strategic competition over the last 20 years in the economic, military, and ideological domains. The hearing then assesses how China views this competition playing out in the United Nations and key regions of the world. Finally, it examines how the U.S.-China strategic competition might evolve in the future, including the prospects for a kinetic conflict.
The following report, "China’s Space and Counterspace Capabilities and Activities," examines China’s military and civil space programs, including the role of military-civil fusion (MCF) and international cooperation in the development of its space program.
This hearing examines China’s growing influence in Africa and assesses the implications of this influence for the United States. Panelists analyze the strategic goals of China’s Africa policy and Africa’s significance to Beijing’s broader political and foreign policy interests. The hearing then assesses China’s economic activity in Africa, including its desire for commodities and resources, investment in critical infrastructure and sectors, and role in Africa’s growing digital economy. Finally, it examines China’s growing security presence on the continent, including the evolution of Sino-African military-to-military relations, Chinese participation in UN peacekeeping operations, and China’s efforts to establish a permanent military presence on the continent to support its geopolitical and economic goals.