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U.S.--CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION


Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--September 6-7, 2007, University 
of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, NC.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing 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 national security 
implications and impact of the bilateral trade and economic 
relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of 
China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public 
hearing in Chapel Hill, NC, at the University of North Carolina on 
September 6-7, 2007 on ``North Carolina: China's Impact on the North 
Carolina Economy: Winners and Losers.''

Background

    This event is the seventh in a series of public hearings the 
Commission will hold during its 2007 report cycle to collect input from 
leading experts in academia, business, industry, government and from 
the public on the impact of the economic and national security 
implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with 
China. The September 6-7 hearing is being conducted to examine the 
impacts of Chinese exports on North Carolina's traditional clothing, 
textile, and furniture industries; the effectiveness of North 
Carolina's proactive measures to mitigate and adapt to Chinese 
competition; and to consider feedback and opinions from the people of 
North Carolina.
    The hearing, entitled ``North Carolina: China's Impact on the North 
Carolina Economy: Winners and Losers,'' will be co-chaired by 
Commissioners Jeffrey Fiedler and Dennis Shea.
    Open Microphone Session for Public Comment: The hearing on Friday, 
September 7, 2007, will conclude with a discussion on the community 
impact of economic dislocations with an ``open'' microphone session for 
interested members of the public to voice their views. Registration for 
the open microphone session begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 7th 
with sign up available in the hearing room. Comments will be limited to 
5 minutes for each participant.
    Information on this hearing, including a detailed hearing agenda 
and information about panelists, will be made available on the 
Commission's Web site prior to the hearing date. Detailed information 
about the Commission, the texts of its annual reports and hearing 
records, and the products of research it has commissioned can be found 
on the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov.
    Any interested party may file a written statement by September 6, 
2007, by mailing to the contact below.
    Date and Time: Thursday, September 6, 2007, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 
Friday, September 7, 2007, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A detailed agenda for the 
hearing will be posted to the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov in 
the near future.

ADDRESSES: The hearings will be held in The Kenan Conference Center, 
Room 204 at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill campus on 
Skipper Bowles Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1550. Public seating is 
limited to approximately 150 people on a first come, first served 
basis. Advance reservations are not required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Michels, Associate Director for 
the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, 444 North 
Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-624-
1409, or via e-mail at kmichels@uscc.gov.

    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: August 20, 2007.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
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