[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 149 (Wednesday, August 5, 2009)]
[Pages 39145-39146]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-18674]



Notice of Open Meetings To Prepare 2009 Report to Congress

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

ACTION: Notice of open meetings to prepare 2009 Annual Report to 
Congress--August 5-6, 2009, September 23-24, 2009, October 7-8, 2009 
and October 19-21, 2009 in Washington, DC.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of meetings 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, 
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 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 August 5-6, September 23-24, 2009, October 7-
8, 2009 and October 19-21, 2009 to consider the first and later rounds 
of drafts of material for its 2009 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 
    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 
2009; the control of China's economy by its government, and the effect 
of that control on the United States; and China's pharmaceutical 
industry and impact on U.S.
     The implications of China's industrial policy and the 
impact of trade with China in central and western New York.
     China's activities directly affecting U.S. security 
interests, including its expansion of military and security activities 
abroad, recent naval modernization, and intelligence activities and 
     China's foreign and regional activities and relationships 
in East Asia, including those pertaining to Continental Asia, 
specifically Pakistan and Afghanistan, Taiwan, and to its own special 
administrative region of Hong Kong.
     China's control of information and its impact on the 
United States, including China's external propaganda and influence 
operations, cyber espionage and security, and the extent of freedom of 
expression within China.

Dates and Times (Eastern Daylight Time):--Wednesday and Thursday, 
August 5-6, 2009 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    --Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
    --Thursday, September 24, 2009 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    --Wednesday and Thursday, October 7-8, 2009 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
    --Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 19-21, 2009 (10 a.m. to 4 

ADDRESSES: All meetings will be held in Conference Room 231 (2nd 
Floor), except the meetings on August 5 & 6 that will be held in 
Conference Room 333 (3rd Floor), of The Hall of 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. 
Advanced reservations are not required. All participants must register 
at the front desk of the lobby.

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    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: July 29, 2009.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-18674 Filed 8-4-09; 8:45 am]