China Economic and Security Review Commission Holds Hearing on China’s Military Mobilization

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The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing at 9:30 a.m. ET on June 13 on “China’s Stockpiling and Mobilization Measures for Competition and Conflict.”


9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.: Co-chairs’ opening remarks (Commissioner Cliff Sims and Commissioner Carte Goodwin)

9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.: Panel I: The CCP’s Focus on National Security and Tools for Political Mobilization

Manoj Kewalramani, chair of the Indo-Pacific Research Programme and China studies fellow at the Takshashila Institution
Katja Drinhausen, head of the Politics and Society Program, Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)
Lauri Paltemaa, professor, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Turku

11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.: Break

11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Panel II: China’s Approach to Self-Sufficiency, Stockpiling and Sanctions Preparedness

Gustavo Ferreira, senior agricultural economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Army Reserve Officer
Gabe Collins, Baker Botts fellow Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs, Baker Institute
Zongyuan Zoe Liu, Maurice R. Greenberg fellow for China Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

12:50 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Panel III: Reforms and Challenges of China’s National Defense Mobilization System

Timothy Heath, senior international/defense researcher, Rand
Devin Thorne, principal threat intelligence analyst, Recorded Future

3:00 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.: Closing Remarks