United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.

Announcements

9/12/11

Extramural Research Opportunity Offered by the Commission

The Commission has publicized a new request for proposals (RFP) for an original research study pertaining to issue areas in the Commission’s statutory mandate. The RFP has also been publicized on the website Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov), with an effective date of Sep. 9th, 2011 and a deadline for receipt of proposals set for Oct. 3rd, 2011. All interested contractors are invited to submit proposals, although the contractor must be registered in the federal Central Contractor Registry (CCR) prior to the award of any contract. The research project is as follows:

Research Report on Chinese Investments in the United States (FBO solicitation USCC-022)

Any questions regarding these projects or the Commission’s procedures for contracted research should be directed to: John Dotson, Research Coordinator for the Commission. Telephone: 202-624-1482 / E-mail: jdotson@uscc.gov.

9/12/11

The Commission has released a new staff research report entitled China’s Foreign Assistance in Review. The report details trends in Chinese foreign assistance, including the amount and goals of such funding, whether it meets international aid standards, and its role in major MDBs.

8/31/11

OPEN MEETINGS FOR THE 2011 ANNUAL REPORT REVIEW-EDITING SESSIONS AND RELEASE OF FINAL ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS 

Click here to read the final notice of open meetings dates, times and locations.

8/4/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on The Implications of China’s Military and Civil Space Programs is now available.

Read the transcript here.

7/22/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on China’s Five Year Plan, Indigenous Innovation, and Outsourcing is now available.

Read the transcript here.

7/20/11

The Commission has released a new staff research report entitled The Confucian Revival in the Propaganda Narratives of the Chinese Government. The report details how elements of Confucian philosophy have been revived in official propaganda as part of a larger effort to build ideological support for the ruling Chinese Communist Party. The report also describes some of the ways in which Confucius is being promoted as an icon of China’s traditional culture to both domestic and international audiences. The report concludes that the promotion of selected Confucian teachings is an attempt to provide a pillar of support for authoritarian and paternalistic politics in China, while also presenting a gentler humanist face to audiences both at home and abroad.

7/6/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on China’s Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Innovation Policyis now available.

Read the transcript here.

7/1/11

The Commission has released a backgrounder entitled The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Delegation Visit to the United States, May 2011: A Summary of Key Actors and Issues. The backgrounder provides an overview of the recent PLA delegation to the United States that marked the restoration of the U.S.-China military-to-military relationship. Participants, site visits, official bilateral agreements and controversial points are discussed.

6/30/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and U.S.-China Bilateral Investmentis now available.

Read the transcript here.

6/27/11

The Commission has released a new backgrounder entitled China’s 12th Five-Year Plan. The backgrounder provides an overview of China’s most recent five-year plan, including its special characteristics, key targets, and new industrial initiatives such as the seven strategic emerging industries. The backgrounder also includes expert analysis and critical assessment of China’s 2015 objectives.

6/22/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on China’s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Players is now available.

Read the transcript here.

6/16/11

The agenda, testimonies, video, and other information from the Commission’s June 15th hearing on China’s Five-Year Plan, Indigenous Innovation and Technology Transfers, and Outsourcing have been posted.

6/3/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on China’s Narratives Regarding National Security Policy is now available.

Read the transcript here.

5/31/11

The Commission has released a backgrounder entitled China in Latin America. The backgrounder provides an overview of China’s growing economic and political ties to Latin America over the past ten years. It examines China’s current trade relationship with countries in the region, the scope and nature of China’s foreign direct investment, the extent of its diplomatic, military, and regional organization engagement, and its interaction with Latin American countries that officially recognize Taiwan as an independent country.

5/10/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing and roundtable on China’s Internal Dilemmas is now available.

Read the transcript here.

5/5/11

The Commission has released the agenda for its May 11th hearing on “Implications of China’s Military and Civil Space Programs.”

See the press release for details.

4/27/11

The Commission has released the agenda for its May 4th hearing on “China’s Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Innovation Policy.”

See the press release for details.

4/20/11

The Commission has released a new report entitled China’s Program for Science and Technology Modernization: Implications for American Competitiveness, which examines China’s national science and technology programs, assesses linkages between China‘s science policy, its industrial policy and its defense-industrial complex, discusses the methods commonly employed by the PRC to support its scientific modernization through interactions with the United States, and addresses the implications of these programs for US competitiveness.

4/8/11

The USCC hearing on China’s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Players is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 13th. In the event that a budget resolution has not been reached by 6 PM on Monday, April 11th, and the government is still shut down, the hearing will be postponed to a later date.

4/6/11

The Commission has released the agenda for its April 13th hearing on “China’s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Players.”

See the press release for details.

3/30/11

The Commission has released a new report entitled Going Out: An Overview of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment. The paper provides an overview of China’s outward foreign direct investment (ODI), including the rationale behind Chinese ODI, its character and scope, the role of Chinese government in Chinese investment activities, and implications for the United States.

3/28/11

The Commission has released the agenda for its March 30th hearing on “Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and U.S.-China Bilateral Investment.” 

See the press release for details.

3/24/11

The transcript from the USCC hearing on China’s Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Impact is now available.

Read the transcript here.

3/22/11

The Commission has released a new report entitled Ready for Takeoff: China’s Advancing Aerospace Industy

Click here to read the press release.

3/17/11

The Commission has released a new report entitled The Evolving Role of China in International Institutions. 

Click here to read the press release.

3/3/11

The Commission has released the agenda for its March 10th hearing on “China’s Narratives Regarding National Security Policy.”

See the press release for details.

2/8/11

Extramural Research Opportunity Offered by the Commission

The Commission has publicized two new requests for proposals (RFP) for original research studies pertaining to issue areas in the Commission’s statutory mandate. The RFPs have also been publicized on the website Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov), with an effective date of Feb. 7th, 2011 and a deadline for receipt of proposals set at Feb. 28th, 2011. All interested contractors are invited to submit proposals, although the contractor must be registered in the federal Central Contractor Registry (CCR) prior to the award of any contract. The research projects are as follows:

Research Report on China’s State-Owned Enterprises and State Capitalism (FBO solicitation USCC-020)

Research Report on Patterns in U.S.-China Bilateral Investment (FBO solicitation USCC-021)

Any questions regarding these projects or the Commission’s procedures for contracted research should be directed to: John Dotson, Research Coordinator for the Commission. Telephone: 202-624-1482 / E-mail: jdotson@uscc.gov.

2/1/11

Extramural Research Opportunity Offered by the Commission

The Commission has publicized a new request for proposals (RFP) for an original research study pertaining to issue areas in the Commission’s statutory mandate. The RFP has also been publicized on the website Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov), with an effective date of Jan. 24th, 2011 and a deadline for receipt of proposals set at Feb. 9th, 2011. All interested contractors are invited to submit proposals, although the contractor must be registered in the federal Central Contractor Registry (CCR) prior to the award of any contract. The research project is as follows:

Research Report on China’s Space Program (FBO solicitation USCC-019)

Any questions regarding these projects or the Commission’s procedures for contracted research should be directed to: John Dotson, Research Coordinator for the Commission. Telephone: 202-624-1482 / E-mail: jdotson@uscc.gov.

1/19/11

The Commission has released the agenda for its January 27th hearing on “China’s Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Impacts.” See the press release for details.

1/14/11

Commissioner Larry Wortzel (Ph.D) is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs at 10:30 am on January 19th in room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building at the briefing Assessing China’s Behavior and its Impact on U.S. Interests.
Read his oral and written testimonies here.

1/11/11

The Commission has announced its first three hearings of 2011:

  • China’s Active Defense Strategy and its Regional Impact – January 27
  • China’s Internal Dilemmas (Hearing and Roundtable) – February 25
  • China’s Narratives Regarding National Security Policy – March 10

For more information, please see our 2011 Hearing Schedule.

1/11/11

The USCC releases a new report, The National Security Implications of Investments and Products from the People’s Republic of China in the Telecommunications Sector.

Click here to read the press release.

12/16/10

The Commission has announced its leadership for 2011.

Click here to read the press release.

11/17/10

Today, the Commission releases its 2010 Annual Report to Congress.  Click here to view the Report.

Click here to read Chairman Daniel Slane and Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew’s opening remarks from the press conference. 

Click here to read the press release.

11/10/10

The Commission will release its 2010 Annual Report to Congress on November 17, 2010 in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485 at 10:00am.

Read our press release here.

10/04/10

The Commission will hold its fifth 2010 Annual Report Review Session in Room 233 of The Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, NW from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM on October 12, October 13, and October 14, 2010.

These sessions are open to the public. Please contact Kathy Michels at kmichels@uscc.gov or (202) 624-1409 if you have any questions.

  • Opening Statement of Chairman Daniel M. Slane (PDF)
9/28/10

Transcript of the July 14 Hearing on The Challenge of China’s Green Technology Policy and Ohio’s

Read the Transcript (PDF)

9/22/10

Transcript of the June 30 Hearing on China’s Information Control Practices and the Implications for the United States

Read the Transcript (PDF)

9/22/10

On September 22, 2010 Commissioner Michael Wessel testified in a House Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs in a hearing: “Made in the USA: Manufacturing Policy, the Defense Industrial Base, and U.S. National Security.”

Read his testimony here.

9/2/10

Transcript of the June 9, 2010 Hearing on Evaluating China’s Past and Future Role in the World Trade Organization

Read the Transcript (PDF)

8/4/10

The Schedule for the Commission’s 2010 Annual Report writing and review meetings are noted below. Each session is open to the public and will be held at 444 North Capitol Street, NW, Hall of The States, Washington, DC 20001:

  • August 11-12 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Conference Room 233
  • September 14-15 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Conference Room 233
  • September 29-30 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Conference Room 231
  • October 12-14 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Conference Room 233
  • November 17 Official Release of Annual Report – Location on Capitol Hill will be announced

Please contact Kathy Michels at 202-624-1409 or via email at kmichels@uscc.gov if you have any questions.

7/29/10

Notice for USCC Website Regarding New Research Contracts

Extramural Research Agreements Awarded in 2010 by the Commission The Commission has awarded contracts to three organizations to perform research studies pertaining to issue areas identified in the Commission’s statutory mandate. The contracts were awarded after competitive evaluation by the Commission’s research committee of proposals that responded to the Requests for Proposals issued by the Commission. They were awarded upon approval by the full Commission. Contracts are now active for all three of these projects as follows:

  • CENTRA Technology, Inc.: Research Report on the National-Level Science Programs of the People’s Republic of China (contract signed May 28th, initial draft expected September 2010)
  • RAND Corporation: Research Report on Developments in the Aerospace Industry of the People’s Republic of China (contract signed July 2nd, initial draft expected October 2010)
  • Economic Strategy Institute: Research Report on the Role of China in International Organizations (contract signed July 6th, initial draft expected October 2010)

Questions may be directed to: John Dotson, Research Coordinator for the Commission. Telephone: 202-624-1482 / E-mail: jdotson@uscc.gov.

7/28/10

Transcript of the May 20, 2010 Hearing on “China’s Emergent Military Aerospace and Commercial Aviation Capabilities”

Read the Transcript (PDF)

6/3/10

Transcript of the April 8, 2010 Hearing on “China’s Green Energy and Environmental Policies.”

Read the Transcript (PDF)

4/22/10

Transcript of the March 18, 2010 Hearing on “Taiwan-China: Recent Economic, Political, and Military Developments across the Strait, and Implications for the United States.”

Read the Transcript (PDF)

10/22/09

RELEASE OF RESEARCH REPORT ON “CHINESE CYBER WARFARE & ESPIONAGE”: The Commission has approved for public release a contracted report entitled: Capability of the People’s Republic of China to Conduct Cyber Warfare and Computer Network Exploitation.

The government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a decade into a sweeping military modernization program that has transformed its ability to fight high tech wars. A major element of this modernization effort, known as informationization, is guided by the doctrine of fighting “Local War Under Informationized Conditions,” i.e., the People’s Liberation Army’s efforts to develop a fully networked architecture capable of coordinating military operations on land, in air, at sea, in space and across the electromagnetic spectrum…” [Read THE PDF REPORT]

The Commission contracted with Northrop Grumman Corporation to produce this report on the basis of a competitive contract awarded in March 2009. Questions regarding this Report or the Commission’s procedures for contracted research should be directed to: John Dotson, Research Coordinator for the Commission. Telephone: 202-624-1482 / E-mail: jdotson@uscc.gov.

via United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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One response

  1. This is a great source of information. Thank you for putting this blog in place! This article in particular is really amazing, how do you have the time to put this all together! It will take me quite a while to read through everything, but I plan on it. I, too, am very concerned about the increase in intensity and effectiveness of China’s influence, positioning, and cyber-attacks. I’ve written a novel, Dormant Curse, which depicts a scenario where China has infiltrated our smartphones and tablets with Trojan Chips, which are then activated by always-on, hacked, social networks like Twitter or Facebook. I wrote it due to inaction from DARPA in addressing the problem of Trojan and counterfeit chips, particularly at the leading edge–hoping to appeal to the public.

    Keep up the GREAT work!

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