[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 182 (Thursday, September 18, 2008)]
[Page 54205]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21746]

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Revised Schedule for Open Meetings To Prepare Report to Congress

    Advisory Committee: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review 

ACTION: Revised schedule for open meetings to prepare 2008 Annual 
Report to Congress--September 24-26, 2008, October 6-8, 2008, October 
20-22, 2008, and October 23-24, 2008 (if necessary) in Washington, DC.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings of the U.S.-China Economic 
and Security Review Commission.

Name: Larry Wortzel, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission.
    The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, 
evaluate and report to Congress annually on the U.S.-China economic and 
security relationship. The mandate specifically charges the Commission 
to prepare a report to the Congress ``regarding the national security 
implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic 
relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of 
China [that] shall include a full analysis, along with conclusions and 
recommendations for legislative and administrative actions * * *''

Purpose of Meetings: Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will meet 
in Washington, DC on, September 24-26, October 6-8, October 20-22, and 
October 23-24 (if necessary), 2008, to consider the first and later 
rounds of drafts of material for its 2008 Annual Report to Congress 
that have been prepared for its consideration by the Commission staff, 
and to make modifications to those drafts that Commission members 
believe are needed. Please check the USCC Web site at http://www.uscc.gov for updates on the tentatively scheduled meetings for 
October 23-24.

Topics to be Discussed: The Commissioners will be considering draft 
Report sections addressing the following topics:
     The United States-China trade and economic relationship, 
including the relationship's current status; significant changes during 
2008; the control of China's economy by its government, and the effect 
of that control on the United States.
     The implications of China's Sovereign Wealth Fund; seafood 
imports from China into Louisiana and the U.S. Gulf Coast; and R&D 
activities in China and resulting technology transfers to China for the 
U.S. economy and security.
     China's Activities Directly Affecting U.S. Security 
Interests, including China's proliferation policies and practices and 
China's space and cyber activities.
     China's Energy and Environmental Policies and Activities, 
including bilateral and multilateral energy and environment agreements; 
and China's efforts pertaining to climate change.
     China's Foreign and Regional Activities and Relationships 
in East Asia including those pertaining to Taiwan, Japan, and South 
Korea, and to its own special administrative region of Hong Kong.
     China's Media and Information Controls.
     China's Compliance with the U.S.-China Memorandum of 
Understanding on China's Use of Prison Labor.

Dates and Times (Eastern Daylight Time): 
--Wednesday, September 24, 2008 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
--Thursday, September 25, 2008 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
--Friday, September 26, 2008 ( 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.).
--Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, 2008 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
--Wednesday, October 8, 2008 ( 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
--Monday, October 20, 2008 ( 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
--Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21-22, 2008 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
--Thursday and Friday, October 23-24, 2008 (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) (if 

ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held in Conference Room 333 (3rd 
floor), except the meetings on September 25 and October 23-24 will be 
held in Conference Room 231 (2nd floor), of The Hall of the States 
located at 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. Public 
seating is limited, and will be available on a ``first-come, first-
served'' basis. Advance reservations are not required. All participants 
must register at the front desk of the lobby.

Required Accessibility Statement: The entirety of these Commission 
editorial and drafting meetings will be open to the public. The 
Commission may recess the public editorial/drafting meetings to address 
administrative issues in closed session.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Michels, Associate Director, 
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North Capitol 
Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington DC 20001; phone 202-624-1409; e-mail 
[email protected].

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: September 12, 2008.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E8-21746 Filed 9-17-08; 8:45 am]