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ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— February 27, 2008, Washington, DC. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Name: Larry Wortzel, 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 Washington, DC on February 27, 2008 to address ‘‘China’s Views of Sovereignty and Methods of Access Control.’’ Background This event is the second 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 PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5631 relationship with China. The February 27 hearing is being conducted to obtain testimony on China’s views of sovereignty, arguments given for its views, how they differ from U.S. views of sovereignty, and the security implications that follow from these differences. Chinese internal ministerial differences on issues of sovereignty, as well as the ways in which China might use sovereignty claims to expand its territory and its influence through military and non-military means will also be examined. Other topics covered will include China’s growing naval presence and ways that China may be influencing the development of international sovereignty laws and norms in space and cyberspace. The February 27 hearing will address ‘‘China’s Views of Sovereignty and Methods of Access Control.’’ and will be Co-chaired by Commissioners Mark Esper and Jeffrey Fiedler. Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web Site http://www.uscc.gov. Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the Commission’s Web Site http://www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Any interested party may file a written statement by February 27, 2007, by mailing to the contact below. On February 27, the hearing will be held in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There will be a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted to the Commission’s Web Site at http:// www.uscc.gov in the near future. ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information concerning the hearing should 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 E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 5632 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2008 / Notices Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005). Dated: January 25, 2008. Kathleen J. Michels, Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5631-5632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1644]


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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--February 27, 2008, Washington, 
DC.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    Name: Larry Wortzel, 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 Washington, DC on February 27, 2008 to address ``China's Views of 
Sovereignty and Methods of Access Control.''

Background

    This event is the second 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. The February 27 hearing is being 
conducted to obtain testimony on China's views of sovereignty, 
arguments given for its views, how they differ from U.S. views of 
sovereignty, and the security implications that follow from these 
differences. Chinese internal ministerial differences on issues of 
sovereignty, as well as the ways in which China might use sovereignty 
claims to expand its territory and its influence through military and 
non-military means will also be examined. Other topics covered will 
include China's growing naval presence and ways that China may be 
influencing the development of international sovereignty laws and norms 
in space and cyberspace.
    The February 27 hearing will address ``China's Views of Sovereignty 
and Methods of Access Control.'' and will be Co-chaired by 
Commissioners Mark Esper and Jeffrey Fiedler.
    Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission 
hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web Site http://www.uscc.gov.
    Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the 
Commission's Web Site http://www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Any 
interested party may file a written statement by February 27, 2007, by 
mailing to the contact below. On February 27, the hearing will be held 
in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There 
will be a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the 
witnesses.

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted 
to the Commission's Web Site at http://www.uscc.gov in the near future.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in Room 562 Dirksen 
Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, 
NE., Washington, DC 20510. Public seating is limited to about 50 people 
on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not 
required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information concerning the hearing should 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

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Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: January 25, 2008.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
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