China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative: Implications for the Global Maritime Supply Chain, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, October 17, 2019 [open pdf - 926KB]
This is the October 17, 2019 hearing "China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative: Implications for the Global Maritime Supply Chain" held before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Patrick Maloney: "I would like to extend a welcome to this afternoon's hearing, which will take stock of China's Maritime Silk Road Initiative and its implications for the United States maritime industry and military readiness. [...] The Maritime Silk Road Initiative is one component of an expansive foreign policy promoted by China, referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative. This overarching strategy intends to reshape the global economic and security landscape and seascape through Chinese investments in global infrastructure, including maritime infrastructure. Command of the maritime transportation system has long acted as the stage on which great powers compete." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chad Sbragia, Giovanni K. Tuck, Carolyn Bartholomew, Jonathan E. Hillman, Jeffrey D. Becker, and Kathleen A. Walsh.
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