[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 101 (Thursday, May 28, 2009)]
[Page 25611]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12484]



Notice of Open Public Hearing

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

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--June 11, 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 June 11, 2009 to address ``The Implications of 
China's Naval Modernization on the United States.''


    This event is the sixth 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 June 11 hearing will examine PLA naval development and 
reforms, recent PLA Navy operational activities, technical aspects of 
China's naval modernization, and the strategic implications of these 
aspects on U.S. and allied nations' national security.
    The June 11 hearing will be Co-chaired by Vice Chairman Larry 
Wortzel and Commissioner Peter Videnieks.
    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 June 11, 2009, by 
mailing to the contact below. On June 11, 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, June 11, 2009, 8:45 a.m. to 4 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 
Avenues, 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 
(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: May 22, 2009.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-12484 Filed 5-27-09; 8:45 am]