Efforts to Transfer America's Leading Edge Science to China, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, November 2, 2011   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the opening statement of Dana Rohrabacher: "Good afternoon, we are here to discuss the activities of NASA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, OSTP, in regards to international cooperation, particularly in regards to cooperation with communist China. When personnel from either of these organizations travel to the People's Republic of China, collaborate on projects, share data or attend conferences, yes, there is ample reason for concern. The transfer of technology know-how is a serious national security problem. The Chinese communist party is aggressively using its military, economic and political power to extend its influence and diminish ours. Its government is the world's single largest human rights abuser, and its assistance to other countries is well-known, but the countries that it is assisting happened to be those countries which are run by governments who are oppressing their own people. The Chinese also facilitate the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to our enemies, even as they expand their own offensive capabilities. Our conversation here today must be viewed within that context and any effort on our part to reach out to the communist Chinese, to engage them on matters of technology is, quite frankly, not just naive but dangerous." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frank Wolf, Thomas Armstrong, John Holdren, Charles Bolden, Jr., Rick Fisher, Adam Segal, and Dana Rohrabacher.

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