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Tomorrow: Joint Seapower and Asia Subcommittee Hearing on People's Republic of China Maritime Disputes
Washington, D.C., January 13, 2014
Contact: Alex Gray 202-225-6365

The House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and the House Foreign Affairs Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee will hold a joint hearing on China’s maritime disputes on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

“Given China’s growing assertiveness in its Near Seas and the scale of its military modernization, Tuesday’s joint hearing is an important opportunity to assess how recent developments impact U.S. interests in the region,” said Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and Co-Chairman of the Armed Services Committee’s Asia-Pacific Security Series. “Understanding Beijing’s recent efforts to undermine the regional status quo through coercive diplomacy is essential to developing a comprehensive U.S. strategy for promoting our interests in the region and reassuring allies of U.S. commitment to security in the Asia-Pacific.”

WHAT: Hearing on “People’s Republic of China Maritime Disputes” with the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.

WHO: Mr. Peter Dutton, Professor of Strategic Studies and Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College; Ms. Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies and Senior Associate, Pacific Forum, enter for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS); and Mr. Jeff M. Smith, Director of South Asia Programs and Kraemer Strategy Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

WHERE: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.





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