House Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on E.U. Lifting of Arms Embargo on China
The House Committees on International Relations and Armed Services will hold a joint hearing on European Union's lifting of its arms embargo on China on April 14, 2005 at 9 a.m. in room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing, which will focus on the national security and foreign policy implications for the U.S. if the E.U. lifts its arms embargo on China, will feature senior officials from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce. As of this writing, the witnesses for the hearing have not been named.
Separately, on April 14, 2005 the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on U.S.-China Economic Relations and China's Role in the World Economy at 11:00 a.m. in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building. The hearing will focus on the following topics: (1) China's progress and U.S. response in the implementation of China's WTO accession commitments (including issues relating to China's enforcement of intellectual property rights, use of subsidies, and the use of non-tariff barriers such as standards and import licensing that affect imports); (2) trade relations between the U.S. and China; (3) China's currency management and other macroeconomic issues; and (4) the relationship between trade with China and the U.S. economy, particularly the manufacturing sector.