Serial No. 109-150: East Asia in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for the United States, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, March 8, 2006   [open pdf - 610KB]

This is the March 8, 2006 hearing on "East Asia in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for the United States," held before the U.S. House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. From the opening statement of James Leach: "The purpose of today's hearing is review, with broad brush strokes perhaps, the fundamentals of the United States policy toward the peoples and countries comprise the vast reach of East Asia and the Pacific. There can be no more sweeping canvas in which to set forth the contours of an American grand strategy for the 21st century, nor is there any diplomatic landscape so fraught with opportunity and peril. In the broadest sense, the shifting distribution of power in East Asia, symbolized by the rise of China, will likely present the largest geopolitical challenge facing the United States incoming decades. It is in this sobering context that the most important bilateral relationship of this century will be between China and the United States. If that relationship is ill-managed, the likelihood of conflict and economic trauma will be great. But if the relationship is managed well, the benefits in terms of economic prosperity and world peace will be commensurate." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Christopher Hill, James A. Leach, and Diane E. Watson.

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