Notice of Open Public Hearing, 23603 [2020-09001]

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Any interested party may file a written statement by May 7, 2020 by transmitting to the contact above. A portion of the hearing will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. 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), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Apr 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: April 23, 2020. Daniel W. Peck, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–09002 Filed 4–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–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. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-09001]


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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.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and 
report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of 
the economic relationship between the United States and the People's 
Republic of China.'' Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold 
a virtual public hearing in Washington, DC on May 8, 2020 on ``China's 
Strategic Aims in Africa.''

DATES: The hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

ADDRESSES: This hearing will be held online, with panelists and 
Commissioners participating via videoconference. Members of the public 
will be able to view a live webcast via the Commission's website at 
www.uscc.gov. Please check the Commission's website for possible 
changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to 
attend the hearing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public seeking 
further information concerning the hearing should contact Jameson 
Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 
20001; telephone: 202-624-1496, or via email at [email protected]. 
Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.
    ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the 
event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham 
at 202-624-1496, or via email at [email protected]. Requests for an 
accommodation should be made as soon as possible, and at least five 
business days prior to the event.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: This hearing will focus on China's activity and 
engagement with Africa and the implications of this on the United 
States. The first panel will assess Beijing's strategy towards Africa 
and its political influence on the continent, as well as analyze the 
implications of Chinese surveillance technology on the continent. The 
second panel will then examine China's economic engagement in Africa, 
including its desire for key commodities and investment in critical 
infrastructure, as well as China's growing role in Africa's digital 
economy. The third panel will look at Beijing's security presence on 
the continent, analyzing how China's military and security 
relationships in Africa further its geopolitical goals on the 
continent, Beijing's desire to become a preferred partner to African 
militaries, and China's efforts to use its security presence to protect 
its economic investments on the continent.
    The hearing will be co-chaired by Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew 
and Commissioner Andreas Borgeas. Any interested party may file a 
written statement by May 8, 2020 by transmitting to the contact above. 
A portion of the hearing will include a question and answer period 
between the Commissioners and the witnesses.
    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), as amended by Public Law 113-291 
(December 19, 2014).

    Dated: April 23, 2020.
Daniel W. Peck,
Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-09001 Filed 4-27-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 1137-00-P