Federal Register: April 13, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 69)
DOCID: fr13ap09-143 FR Doc E9-8374
U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION
U.S.–China Economic and Security Review Commission
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--April 30, 2009, Washington, DC.
Notice of Open Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman of the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission.
The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.''
Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on April 30, 2009 to address ``China's Propaganda and Influence Operations, Its Intelligence Activities that Target the United States, and the Resulting Impacts on U.S. National Security.'' Background
This event is the fourth in a series of public hearings the Commission will hold during its 2009 report cycle to collect input from leading academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. The April 30 hearing will examine China's external propaganda and international public diplomacy efforts, China's efforts to exert influence on U.S. institutions and public opinion, China's espionage and intelligence operations directed at the United States, and China's cyber espionage directed against the United States.
The April 30 hearing will be Cochaired by Commissioners William A. Reinsch and Peter Brookes.
Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web Site http://www.uscc.gov.
Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the Commission's Web Site http://www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Any interested party may file a written statement by April 30, 2009, by mailing to the contact below. On April 30, the hearing will be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web Site at http://www.uscc.gov in the near future.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Any member of the public wishing
further information concerning the hearing should contact Kathy
Michels, Associate Director for the U.S.China Economic and Security
Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 2026241409, or via email at
Authority: Congress created the U.S.China Economic and
Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense
Authorization Act (Public Law 106398), as amended by Division P of
the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 1087), as amended by Public Law 109108 (November 22, 2005).
Dated: April 8, 2009.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. E98374 Filed 41009; 8:45 am]
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