[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 20 (Monday, February 2, 2009)]
[Pages 5896-5897]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2103]



Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--March 4, 2009, Washington, DC.


SUMMARY: 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 March 4, 2009 to address ``China's Military and 
Security Activities Abroad.''


    This event is the second 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 March 4 hearing will examine the People's Liberation Army's 
domestic and foreign activities and orientation, China's expanding 
military and security influence, China's military operations abroad, 
and China's conventional arm sales.
    The March 4 hearing will be Co-chaired by Commission Chairman 
Carolyn Bartholomew and Vice Chairman Larry M. Wortzel.
    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

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a written statement by March 4, 2009, by mailing to the contact below. 
On March 4, 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 
    Date and Time: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 9 a.m. to 4:15 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.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562 of the 
Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution 
Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 
50 people on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are 
not required.

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: 202-624-1409, or via e-mail at 
[email protected].

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Public Law 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: January 27, 2009.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-2103 Filed 1-30-09; 8:45 am]