Hearing: The Impact of China’s Economic and Security Interests in Continental Asia on the United States

Hearing Transcript: 

May 20, 2009

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


Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioners Daniel Blumenthal and Jeffrey Fiedler



Commissioners’ Opening Statements

  • Opening Statement of Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew [Remarks]
  • Opening Statement of Commissioner Jeffrey Fiedler [Remarks]

Panel I: Administration Perspective

  • Mr. Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel II: China’s Interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Their Impact on the United States

  • Mr. Abraham M. Denmark, Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Walid Phares, Director, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ Future of Terrorism Project, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Ms. Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC [Testimony]

Panel III: Continental Asia in China’s Global Energy Strategy

  • Ms. Julia Nanay, Senior Director for Country Strategies, PFC Energy, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Stephen J. Blank, Research Professor of National Security Affairs, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA [Testimony]

Panel IV: China ’s Trade and Investment in Continental Asia

  • Mr. Daniel Twining, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Dr. Martin Spechler, Professor of Economics, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN [Testimony]