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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: China’s Activities in Southeast Asia and the Implications for U.S. Interests," February 4, 2010

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on February 4, 2010. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
February 4, 2010

February 4, 2010
Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Hearing Co-Chairs: Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Larry M. Wortzel

Commissioners’ Opening Statements
Opening Statement of Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew
Opening Statement of Commissioner Larry M. Wortzel

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives
Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Guam)
Congressman Eni F. H. Faleomavaega (D-A. Samoa)
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, (R-CA)
Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.)

Panel II: Administration Perspectives
Mr. David B. Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC
Mr. Robert Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC

Panel III: Political and Economic Aspects
Mr. Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Advisor and Director, Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
Mr. Walter Lohman, Director, Asia Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
Ms. Catharin E. Dalpino, Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Thai Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Panel IV: Security Aspects
Dr. Andrew Scobell, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Mr. Bronson Percival, Senior Advisor with the Center for Strategic Studies, CNA, Alexandria, VA
Dr. Richard P. Cronin, Senior Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC

Panel V: China and Regional Forums
Dr. Ellen L. Frost, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and Adjunct Research Fellow, INSS National Defense University, Washington, DC
Dr. Donald E. Weatherbee, Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC



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