China's Advanced Weapons: Hearing Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 23, 2017   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the February 23, 2017 hearing on "China's Advanced Weapons" held before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The purpose of this hearing was highlighted in the opening statement by Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew in the following quote: "Today's hearing on 'China's Advanced Weapons' will examine a specific set of technologies that China's military is considering or pursuing. In framing the hearing topic as 'advanced weapons,' we intend to focus on military technologies at or near the global technological frontier --weapons just now coming into development or not yet developed by any other nation. […] We plan today to specifically examine China's programs for the development of hypersonic and maneuverable reentry vehicles in panel one; directed energy and electromagnetic weapons in panel two; and counterspace unmanned and artificial intelligence-enabled systems in panel three. I'm also pleased to note that today's hearing will dovetail well with the Commission's next hearing on China's Next Frontier Technology, which will look at China's high-tech programs across civilian and military sectors." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James Talent, James Acton, Andrew S. Erickson, Mark Stokes, Carolyn Bartholomew, Timothy Grayson, David D. Chen, Richard Fisher, Todd Harrison, Elsa Kania, and Kevin Pollpeter.

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