Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Latest hearings from USCC

If you're having a tough time sleeping, (I am kidding) here is the latest hearding from US Congress's US-China Economic and Security Review Commission on "The Implications of China’s Naval Modernization for the United States" and of course the usual suspects from CNA, US Naval War College and International Assessment and Strategy Center are there.

Professor Peter Dutton's paper on Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and China's 'unique' view offers a timely backgrounder for those who follow recent events in the South China sea; another month, another USN-PLAN collision (TM). He also took time to define what he mean by 'unique' and its relations to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).


Hearing on “The Implications of China’s Naval Modernization for the United States”

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
First Street and Constitution Avenues, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Hearing Agenda: (PDF)

PARTICIPANTS’ BIOS and TESTIMONIES: (Click on a name to read Participants Bio's in an HTML page. View a Testimony in HTML or PDF view by clicking the associated link with each individual. Some Participants may not have a Bio or Written Testimony. )

Hearing Co-Chairs: Vice Chairman Larry Wortzel and Commissioner Peter Videnieks

Commissioners’ Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Vice Chairman Larry Wortzel (HTML)(PDF)
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Peter Videnieks (HTML)(PDF)

Panel I: Congressional Perspectives

Panel II: Strategic Impact of PLA Naval Modernization

Panel III: Operational Activities of the PLA Navy

Panel IV: Technical Developments of the PLA Navy

Panel V: Views from Former Secretaries of the Navy

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