U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to Hold Public Hearing on March 18
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on March 18, 2008 to address "China's Expanding Global Influence: Foreign Policy Goals, Practices, and Tools." This hearing is the third in a series of public hearings the Commission will hold during its 2008 report cycle to collect input from leading academic, industry, and government experts on the impact of the economic and national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. Further details on the USCC hearing can be found here.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by Congress in 2000 in order to monitor, investigate, and submit to congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action. The USCC focuses its work and study on the following eight areas: proliferation practices, economic transfers, energy, U.S. capital markets, regional economic and security impacts, U.S.-China bilateral programs, WTO compliance, and the implications of restrictions on speech and access to information in China.
The USCC is composed of 12 members, three of whom are selected by each of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House. The Commissioners serve two-year terms.