S. Hrg. 113-460: Future of U.S.-China Relations, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 25, 2014   [open pdf - 232KB]

This is from the June 25, 2014 hearing on "The Future of US-China Relations" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Robert Menendez: "There is no question that one of our biggest foreign policy challenges is getting the relationship between the United States and China -- and the rebalance to the Asia- Pacific -- right. Today's hearing exploring the U.S.-China relationship, and coming -- as it does -- just in advance of next month's U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, allows us to reflect on other issues -- beyond the Middle East -- that will also shape the 21st century. China is soon to become the world's largest economy, whether measured in Purchasing Price Parity or raw GDP [Gross Domestic Product]. Consider that more concrete has been poured in China in the past handful of years than in all the United States during the 20th century. Eight of the world's twelve largest container ports are in China. China is on the move, but -- the question is -- on the move to what? Will China become a trade partner committed to the enforcement of international law? Or will we see 19th century mercantilist behavior and the flouting of international norms?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel R. Russell, J. Stapleton Roy, and Aaron L. Friedberg.

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