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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: China’s Impact on the North Carolina Economy: Winners and Losers," September 6, 2007

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on September 6, 2007. 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.
September 6, 2007

September 6, 2007
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan Conference Center – Room 204
Skipper Bowles Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1550.

Hearing Co Chairs:  Commissioners Jeffrey Fiedler and Dennis Shea

Panel I: North Carolina’s Changing Economy
Rick L. Weddle, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Park Foundation of North Carolina
Dr. Patrick J. Conway,  UNC Economist and expert on globalization’s effects on textiles and on the efficacy of trade remedies

Panel II: How China Trade Has Affected North Carolina’s Economy
Dr. Gary Gereffi, Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University
Betty McGrath, Manager, Policy Program Evaluation and Research, North Carolina Employment Security Commission

Panel III:   Case Studies of China’s Impact on the Furniture, Tire, Textile, and Clothing Industries
Harris Raynor, UNITE HERE Vice President  
Darryl Jackson, President of  United Steelworkers Local 959 (Goodyear)

Panel IV:  Case Study of China’s Impact on the New Economy
Michael Chen, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Red Hat Software—Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC and has a service/sales center in China.

Panel V:  How Existing Remedies to Unfair Trade Have Performed in North Carolina: The Bedroom Furniture Industry and the Textile Industry
Wyatt Bassett,  President, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture of Elkin, NC
James  Chesnutt, President and CEO of  National Spinning Co., Inc. of Washington, NC

Panel VI:  The Human Costs to North Carolina of China Trade, and Ameliorating Those Costs
Dr. H. James Owen, President, Piedmont Community College
Mr. Thomas J. White, Director, Business and Industry Services, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Raleigh, North Carolina

Open Microphone:  Listening to the People of North Carolina



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