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E8–9148 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION Notice of Open Public Hearing U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. ACTION: Notice of open public hearing— May 20, 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 May 20, 2008 to address ‘‘China’s Proliferation Practices and the Development of its Cyber and Space Warfare Capabilities’’ PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23005 Background This event is the fifth 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 May 20 hearing will examine three topics: China’s proliferation activities, China’s growing cyber space activities and capabilities, and China’s growing presence and capabilities in outer space. The May 20 hearing will address ‘‘China’s Proliferation Practices and the Development of its Cyber and Space Warfare Capabilities’’ and will be Cochaired by Commissioners Peter Brookes and William Reinsch. 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 May 20, 2008, by mailing to the contact below. On May 20, 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: Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4:15 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 Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005). E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 23006 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 82 / Monday, April 28, 2008 / Notices Dated: April 22, 2008. Kathleen J. Michels, Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. E8–9163 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0009] Agency Information Collection (Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation) Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 82 (Monday, April 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23005-23006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9163]


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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--May 20, 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 May 20, 2008 to address ``China's Proliferation 
Practices and the Development of its Cyber and Space Warfare 
Capabilities''

Background

    This event is the fifth 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 May 20 hearing will examine 
three topics: China's proliferation activities, China's growing cyber 
space activities and capabilities, and China's growing presence and 
capabilities in outer space.
    The May 20 hearing will address ``China's Proliferation Practices 
and the Development of its Cyber and Space Warfare Capabilities'' and 
will be Co-chaired by Commissioners Peter Brookes and William Reinsch.
    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 May 20, 2008, by 
mailing to the contact below. On May 20, 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:  Tuesday, May 20, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4:15 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 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).


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    Dated: April 22, 2008.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E8-9163 Filed 4-25-08; 8:45 am]
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