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Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
officials testify about china's relationship with its asian neighbors and the u.s. they also look at recent changes in china's military strategy. we will show you as much of this two-hour hearing as we can, until our live coverage of the hearing on the financial industry. >> today we have with us admiral robert willard, commander of the united states pacific command. honorable chip gregson, assistant secretary of defense for asian and pacific security affairs, and david shear deputy assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs, and we welcome you gentlemen to the first hearing before this committee. we're sort of pleased that you could join us today and testify on recent security developments, involving the country of china. also, wish to welcome admiral willard's wife, donna, who is seeded behind the good admiral. and we welcome you. is the admiral missteps of that, why, you just whisper in his hair and you help them out. welcome. this is a very important and very timely hearing. it's interesting to note that just this morning, press reports indicate that google i
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 2:00am EST
the country of china. also i wish to welcome willard's wife donna seated behind the good admiral and we welcome you, and if the admiral missteps a bit, why, you just whisper in his ear and help him out. welcome. this is a very important and a very timely hearing. it's interesting to note that just this morning press reports indicate that google is contemplating pulling out of china, which we may discuss a bit in our hearing. i'll stress for some time the critical significance of the developments in china to our national security. in recent years, while we've been highly focused and events in the middle east and south asia, china's influence has grown in asia as well as beyond. and i'm pleased that the obama administration prioritized the united states and china's security relationship and encouraged by the joint statement that raumted from the president's recent visit to china. i welcome the administration's efforts to increase u.s. and china relations and cooperation in areas of common interests ranging from counterterrorism and nonproliferation to energy security. we must work
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
moving forward from here. without welcome to this stage the vice- premier of china,. [applause] >> [speaking foreign language] . . clinton, as will be joining us in a while. secretary geithner, mr. liveris, and madame hills, all the ladies and gentlemen, friends today i am deeply honored to have this opportunity to meet you tonight. [speaking in chinese] >> translator: and mr. liveris >> translator: and mr. liveris raised a question for@@@@@@@@@ that's a book written by mr. biewbin which has had a very major influence on me. and i agree with these points outlining in that book and through this book i came to know mr. rubin. people sometimes say a famous teacher must have smart students. and i just came to know that ?erkt secretary geithner is a student of mr. kissinger and mr. rubin. so that's the situation between tutor and student. and that inspired me. so i'm thinking about teachers that i can name that are as great or as smart as mr. rubin and dr. kissinger. and i found one. found one, and this is when i was studying and northwest -- nw university in china there was an old
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 7:30am EDT
on american history tv. >> china's roland relations between north and south korea. and strategic and international studies, and demilitarization. and the unification of the peninsula. the discussion was hosted by the institute for corean-american studies. >> thank you for coming. you guys are all real loyalists, thank you for coming. before we start, this is friday afternoon, very important. the president of south korea just finished a visit to washington and now in south korea. and we think this c-span people. and way beyond this particular room. and let me briefly introduce the speaker. and recently he also said the officer asked the secretary of defense. and in washington. so it is all yours. >> thank you for the invitation and interruption, i am no longer teaching at georgetown and retired from there. good to be here and appreciate the invitation. the outrageous threats uttered by north korea's new leader confirm what henry kissinger rose in his latest book about the prospects of a nuclear north korea, quote, the spread of these weapons into hands not restrained by the historical
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2011 8:23am EST
president hu jintao's visit to washington. [chinese] >> translator: provided a voice for china's brutal rule. [speaking chinese] >> translator: in china at, prison, tens of thousands of people are being imprisoned. my husband was imprisoned for nine years and i was imprisoned for six. [speaking chinese] >> translator: one good example is mr. gao zhisheng whose wife has just spoken about his disappearance and secret imprisonment. thousands of people now have disappeared in chinese prison. millions of people in china are looking at the united states, looking for hope so the u.s. can do something about this. [speaking chinese] >> translator: just prior to president hu jintao's visit to washington, january 14th, the chinese state media reported 376 leaders were tried in 2010 by the chinese authority in terms of national security. [speaking chinese] >> translator: chinese authority put in mind -- in prison, seven and nine years. in retaliation for speaking up against chinese government violations of the weaker people. [speaking chinese] >> translator: last november, the chinese authorities t
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
>> i think china has done itself and us a considerable disservice by supporting the dollar over the past years, and really helping us fund the deficit. in the sense they've almost masked our fiscal problems by keeping interest rates lower than they otherwise would have been. and i don't think we can continue on that route. we want transitions to be gradual, not sudden because it makes for disruption and all kinds of other unpleasantness is. but fundamentally i think the chinese supported the dollar for their own trade and export purposes, by virtue of buying treasury bonds, treasury bills and so forth and kept interest rates lower than it otherwise would've been an kept pressure off our political system. so i don't think that's a good formula going forward. you also want to do things at a recent days, otherwise as i said a moment ago. >> i would agree with you. right now the question that many investors are asking in the world is where is growth going to come from. they look at the u.s. and europe and japan, and the headwinds that they all face. and they see china and other asian ec
CSPAN
May 11, 2010 6:00am EDT
consequences, not only for the u.s. and china, but also given the central role that both of our country's play in being part of the problem and solution of some many of these issues, like the economy, climate. i also want to express appreciation for my good friend richard busch. i am glad to see that things remain in good hands here. i think it is important to begin the discussion of our collaboration on global issues by reiterating cover basic approach under which president obama has led our engagement with china. we welcome a china that is strong, prosperous, and a successful member of the international community. now is the time for our nation to join hands and to commit to creating a prosperous future for our children. a four-positive looking commitment that understands that we have to look at our relationship and a broader context. this goes to the point that secretary clinton gave last year, which is, given the nature of the challenges that we face, the changing global agenda, we face a world where collective actions are coming in and no effort by any country on its own ca
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2011 6:00am EST
struggle for human rights in china who are joining us today, ladies and gentlemen. there's an old saying that the chinese invoked when they wish to avoid political discourse from the central park in beijing. the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. well, ladies and gentlemen,tinge there is no malice to shield us- and china's newest emperor has just landeds in washington and s at the front lawn of the white house.house. the pressing issues whichu separate our countries need to be urgently addressed sed. three of those many issues which will be the focus of today's briefing include security concerns, a human-rights, and how our trade imbalance and the chinese currency manipulation adversely impact our u.s. economy. when the cold war ended over two decades ago many in the west it seemed that the threat from communism had been buried with the rubble of the berlin wall, however, while america slapped an authoritarian china was on the rise. china became one of our biggest mortgage companies, holding over $900 billion of our international debt. in these past two decades wester
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 7:30am EDT
politicians will be taking over china's government on november 8, and will rule or a 10 year term. the heritage foundation at china's new leadership and what it means for the economy and foreign relations. >> good morning. welcome to the heritage foundation. thank you for joining us here in our auditorium. we, of course, what those who joins our heritage.org website on all of these occasions. want to ask everyone in house as we prepare to begin, please check that cell phones have been turned off. it will be most appreciated. we will have to panel. they will follow back to back. our second panel will be hosted by ambassador kerry miller. ambassador now is director of our center for international trade and economics. he directs the center's ongoing research on the role of free markets and also oversees the publication at heritage annual index of freedom. hosting our initial panel will be walter lohman. walters is director of asian studies center. prior to joining us here he was at the u.s. asean this is kansas will serving as serving on the senate foreign relations committee staff and an
CSPAN
Jun 24, 2010 2:00am EDT
the budget plan. then gary lauck testified about the u.s.-china trade relationship. on tomorrow's "washington journal," the white house armed service committee member todd a gain of about the decision to replace general mcchrystal -- todd akin about the decision to replace general mcchrystal, and then a liggett foreign a liggettmartonyi -- with martonyi. >> elena kagan, starting monday. what replay's every night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> bp has removed a containment cap over its leaking well in the gulf after a remote controlled vehicle collided with it. admiral thad allen spoke with reporters about the operation earlier today. they had been collecting thousands of barrels each day. this is 20 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> we are ready to begin. >> you may began. >> i am the press secretary for admiral allen. he will be joined by the deputy assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. following admiral allen's comments, he will have 10 minutes of questions and then 10
CSPAN
May 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
>> over time, there must inevitably be interchange with the north, and therefore china has incentives to play for time which over and some longer-term sense will lead to a more normal north korea that does not see its security depending on the possession of nuclear weapons. early in the reagan administration, there were initiatives made by the korean leader on behalf of the north koreans to establish a trilateral context for negotiations. dong was carrying some of north korea's water. it is discussed with the secretary when he visited beijing in september 1993, followed in a matter of weeks by the bombing in burma. intended to bring is more hopeful expectation to an end. the story has been repeated in one version or another many times. so, i don't want to dwell on this history, too much, but it does suggest to me that history and geography -- the understanding between the u.s. and china continue to limit possibilities for more meaningful movement, a least in the near to midterm, in pursuit of shared goals. there is to be sure cigna began debate in china. it comes and goes.
CSPAN
May 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
china with congressman smith in 2008, before the beijing olympics, every single one of the dissidents lawyers that we would've dinner with one night were either detained or warned not to attempt with one exception, that person who made it was subsequently placed under house arrest. china presently spends more on public security in an attempt to control its population than it does on its own defense. our own state department human rights report, china is an authoritarian state, end of quote with the government continues to muzzle freedom of speech and press and rein in civil society. this paper, the chinese government went to a farm to deny a visa to a citizen, the u.s. ambassador for international freedom. the very time the vice president of china was meeting with the president of the united states, president obama, the president ambassador for human rights and religious freedom, susan, couldn't even get a visa to go to china. of course, china is a barbaric practical, force abortion and sterilization. the list goes on. in short, chance? is not an anomaly but systematic a pervasive hum
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
the last year or so has been in fact contributed from emerging market economies like china, israel and brazil opposed to advance economies like u.s., europe and japan. we think the emerging markets could play a stronger role going ahead by shifting the balance of their economies relying less on exports to other countries and boosting the strength of domestic demand in their own economies and we same time as we've been working with europeans to resolve the european crisis we've also been working hard at the g-20 to encourage the emerging economies to take steps to ensure that their own growth momentum is sustained by boosting their own domestic momentum and by adopting exchange regimes which are consistent and i would encourage the shift in the pattern of global demand growth. >> thank you. my time is expired. >> vice chairman, recognized for five minutes. >> secretary collins thank you for being here. i would like to discuss if i could just your thoughts on international monetary funds role in resolving the european crisis and could you tell me and tell us the panel how the imf is
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2010 2:00am EST
china, in libya, in a number of other places, if you spoke sort of out of school to american diplomats, you could get in deep trouble. >> did you withhold any documents at the request of the state department? >> we withheld a couple of documents that we, you know, that news-wise, we probably -- they were certainly interesting, we would have published. >> why? >> we didn't post them at all. because there was a strong case that they would damage, in the case of one that i'm thinking of, american -- intelligence cooperation program involving another country. >> let me go to karen. "the post" did not get any of these. let me ask you, why? and what would you have done if you had gotten something similar? >> we like "the times" were told with the early releases, there was the release of afghanistan documents and iraq documents, military documents earlier, and we were told by wikileaks that we hadg, and we were told specifically that they were not going to deal with us. obviously, we knew the documents were coming. we didn't know exactly when. so we were in the position of simply wa
CSPAN
May 12, 2010 7:30am EDT
u.s. and china be a couple of years down the pipe as all the cells outcome and to what extent will the operating principles of global economy have changed any significant way. because of the fans in the last several years and how we work our way out of it. are we and the chinese going to manage our interest in the way that contribute to open trading and investment regimes? or will we end up in a position that has created new obstacles to the free flow of goods, capital and know-how? and will the global economic and trade issues become a source of growing mutual trust and strength in the u.s.-china relationship, same basic question we've asked about the nuclear, nonproliferation agenda and also earlier about the climate change agenda. or alternatively, is this an area that will be creating new bridges and new levels and distrust between the two countries? we have two wonderful speakers to address these issues, and others that they may choose to add. and craig is professor of economic right next to it. she actually is deal a fellow of the center for international development stanford
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am EST
u.s. ambassador to china and jon huntsman. we will show as much as we can until our live event at 8:30 eastern. [applause] >> thank you for that very kind introduction. i have a great honor of being a distinguished fellow here at brookings but i can tell with justice brier and with these distinguished legal experts appear there's nothing distinguished about me at all. today i come pretty much as a regular fellow as opposed to any kind of distinguished fellow. what we have ahead is a great presentation by some people you will find interesting, about development of the rule of law in china. i wanted to offer a few introductory comments on the china relationship in general. may i first thank john thornton for your vision and support for the center and parking than the leadership you provide. and an extraordinary scholar, and every utterance and every monogram you put out is red and scrutinized by everybody. i just know somebody on the chinese side who write about candidates who run for the presidency. i would like to find that president the way you provide meticulous detail on the leaders
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
china, the difficulty of understanding the feel and the trends of nuances of china from reading the output of those excellent people. we have a group of talented people and the third element of the paradox, i think the explanation is not what would often be assumed by many people in china which is some biased, some desire to hold china down and a predisposition against rendering a fully nuanced picture of china. how do you therefore accept with me that these three things are true. that it is a partial view of cha china that comes through and how do we unravel this? that is my goal to explain for the next few minutes. the next step is to say what are we go tog explain or define here? the problem to be interpreted is not a bias or tone in the u.s. media or public life. in deed, when i hear cautionary talks from people in the media or public affairs about what they fear as china bashing, i try to remind them of the role that china laplays in u.s. publ discourse. in the presidential debates, there was only one mention of kind na china in chose debates. when they thought that it was unsu
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am EST
price decline across the board in urban china. if that happens, 20, 30% over relatively short period, your going to see a lot of bankruptcies in the developers, amongst the developers. they will pull a lot of bankruptcies in the construction industry and in the thousands of supplier industry, all the construction materials. that has not happened so far. could happen, and if it happens it will be bad. it will be hard to stop. my sense is that beijing feels comfortable that they can keep this under control. they're first line of defense would not be to reopen the monitory spigots as they did in 2009. the first line of defense, if they fear a precipitous price decline in the property sector, now would be to undo some of the administrative restrictions on house purchasing to introduce april last year. both beijing and shanghai, to largest, have decided in recent days they won't do that. they will keep all these administrative restrictions in place. to me that suggests that they are not worried about a precipitous price decline. at least not yet. since that is the most important domestica
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
china and u.s.-china relations. he and i have far more in common on this issue than we have different between us. but we'll do our best to find the differences to make it fun to spend time with us here this morning. the arrival of chinese outbound foreign domestic involvement around the world as well as chinese recovery from the debacle, from the pre-reform era that they are still recovering from presents the united states with consequences both good and bad for our economic primecy in the world as others get back on their feet and also presents us with choices to make about how we are to respond to that economic development. to kick off the discussion of the topic of outbound direct investment, this morning i'll make just three points for consideration, for yours and derrick's, to get us started about the nature of these chinese companies going abroad now, really for the first time arriving on u.s. shores. the first point i want to make is that whatever conclusions we draw about american interests with regard to this investment should be based on clear information and analy
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2010 6:00am EST
issue these days. last week, china said they would not support further sanctions against iran. iran seems to be coming very close to achieving nuclear weapons. why is it in china's interest to have iran achieve that goal? [applause] >> last week, china did announce that it would not support another round of sanctions on iran. this means that the five permanent members of the security council and germany are going to have to continue talking to the mullahs about their efforts to enrich uranium. i think we need to put this into context up to now, we have been talking about the militants, the terrorists but now we need to shift our focus to the actors in the international system that can really hurt the united states and their allies. that, is other nations. we have been talking to the mullahs about their nuclear program since the dissidents in 2002 revealed the existence of secret iranian nuclear facilities including an underground enrichment plant. in the face of iranian intransigence, the u.n. security council has imposed a three sets of sanctions on iran. last fall, the obama admin
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2011 7:30am EST
. >> representative chris smith and frank bolt held a news conference on human rights in china. political prisoners and human rights activists were on hand to discuss various issues including religious freedom, the rights of women and chinese labor camps. >> they give for coming out as evident in. i am chris smith, chairman of the effort the global human-rights global health subcommittee and foreign affairs committee. i held the position of human-rights chairman in several previous congresses and a little bit of background, have been in congress 31 years and been to china many years on human rights groups and personally shared 27 hearings on human rights abusees by the people's republic of china over these many years. we are here with some of the bravest and best and brightest human-rights defenders and former political prisoners of the chinese government. talk about the intel's china and talk about human rights issues publicly and vigorously during his visit to washington. last month pleaded the president hu gave the world unmistakable proof of his government's -- when he left the nobel
CSPAN
Jun 4, 2013 6:00am EDT
. [applause] >> up next, chinese political activists testify about human rights in china. the senate's back in at 10 eastern for more work on the farm bill. live senate coverage here on c-span2. >> top pentagon officials will testify today about sexual assaults in the military and will weigh in on legislation that the senate armed services committee is working on. you can watch live coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> up next, a house panel looks at human rights in china since the 1989 tiananmen square student protests. we'll hear from two of the demonstrators who took part in the 1989 beijing protest. this house foreign affairs subcommittee hearing on global human rights is just over two hours. >> and good afternoon to everyone. today and this week the world remembers the dream that was and is tiananmen square protests of 1989 and deeply ohioans the sacrifice -- honors the sacrifice endured by an extraordinary, brave group of pro-democracy chinese women and men who dared to demand fundamental human rights for all of china and for all chinese. 24 years ago today the world watched i
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2011 2:00am EDT
these innovations. united states lost market it's vintage. it went to korea, china -- china, japan. they knew it would be tough to get into areas dominated by those areas. power tools for black & decker. they would use this to master their technology and production. there new and sophisticated plans, batteries for electric vehicles, the largest lithium ion battery factor in america. this employs 800 michigan workers. half of them are out of work before a13 came to town. we cannot just make ideas here. we have to make products here. that is the story so far. what can we learn from this? there is nothing that we cannot fix together. we have to work together. here are some rules. attracted brilliant scholars and help them get of of the education and hands-on experience they can handle. serve our homegrown factories and improve education and increased the number of graduates in this field. the united states trails many nations in europe and asia. it is a in terms of getting bachelor's degree in engineering and the natural sciences. the number of american science and engineering ph.d. r
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2011 6:00am EST
and more prosperous china, so i would like to ask president obama that deep in your heart, do you really think that you can leave comfortably with a con stavently -- with a constantly-growing china and what do you think a china development really mean to the united states? [speaking in chinese]. . [speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] >> but like to take a question from the lady journalist for the exchanges between our two peoples represent the bases and driving force behind the growth of our relationship. the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries, we have seen more robust exchanges between the power of two peoples. in such exchanges also help cut the steady growth of our relationship. the statistics i have show that each year we have about 3 million people traveling between our two countries. in other words, on every single day, about 7-8 million people travel between china and the united states. this is something that is hardly conceivable 32 years ago when we first established diplomatic ties. in addition, we have also seen very broad ranging developme
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2009 2:00am EST
things that i'd say to my and how this status affects u.s.-china relations. this is two hours 40 minutes. >> good morning and the mike is working. monday after thanksgiving so we're a little slow in getting started this morning. thank you for your patience. i'm ted a senior fellow and deputy director for foreign policy here at the brookings institution. welcome. on behalf of the foreign policy program here to brookings. this morning's event is part of a series of joint research and periodic updates on developments in china. sponsored by the australian national university, the chinese academy of social sciences and the john l. -- china center here at brookings it is particularly timely in light of the high-level presidential level diplomacy taking place these days involving all three countries the abc countries we call them. president obama's recently returned from his first state visit to china. prime minister of australia is in washington today. to discuss preparations for the copenhagen meeting on climate change and both president obama and i believe premiere went jiabao are to
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2011 6:00am EST
year ahead and china is scaling up and nuclear and other areas as well. in the vehicle sector where the oil is used both countries now in porter than half of their oil. we became a net importer here in the 1940's. china became an importer in the 1990's. two of the three largest importers in the world, and that by the way is a very strong interest between the two countries. here is what i referred to earlier. i think this is an extremely striking grass. if you look at 2007 and compare chinese auto production to the u.s. auto production in that year u.s. although production which is the blue line with significantly above china. look at the trends here with our economic financial the crisis in 2008 and other issues on the auto production fell very sharply. china sharply in exactly the same pogo as anyone who has spent time in beijing can tell you. most chinese production is sold to the rapidly growing domestic market. look at this curve. hard to say when that -- with the slogan is going to be in the years ahead but it is rising extremely sharply. and this for me is especially frighteni
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2011 7:30am EDT
bob is ken levinthal who is director of john l. thornton to china. he served as senior director for asia on the national security council on the clinton administration and has written a huge number of books on chinese politics and economics including -- i'm looking for your last book. you want to tell us -- i don't have it here. >> the china challenge. >> the china challenge which is about how to do business in china or how not to do business in china. mauricio cardennas is the director of our latin american initiative. before joining brookings mauricio served as director of national planning and minister of economic development. he's published several books and academic papers in his period as a think tank researcher. and has taught economics in various places including university of california at berkeley. so i wanted to start with tom mann and have you, tom, just analyze the nature of the dysfunction and whether you see this as somehow getting fixed anytime soon. >> i can only smile, martin. i'm afraid i'm going to start this session off without my normal burst of optimism. you m
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
china sea. so we save ourselves how do we preclude this? we should talk to not have beleaguered behavior. so we pursue things like military maritime consultative agreement talks with china, for example, and others. i host heads of navy every two years and international see powers. having something like the law of the convention as a book that we all have agreed to, we said that is a okay lets talk about the protocols that we're all kind of going to agree to, or what is the basis of the disagreement would be very helpful. >> i appreciate that. each of you know we have briefings here about so-called pivot of our national defense towards the south china sea, towards the pacific. that's what it's very crucial both in terms of over talking about today as well as our overall national defense to foreign policy. thank you very much. >> senator cardin. >> thank you very much mr. jordan. let me thank you all for your leadership and your service to our country. you have all indicated that you support the ratification of the law of the sea treaty. at least in discussions with us for almost
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2011 7:30am EDT
effect of china's foreign direct investment on the u.s. and how to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. this two-hour event is hosted by the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. >> our format is going to be dan will lead off. we've given him up to 10 minutes to lay out his case regarding chinese foreign direct investment in the united states. derek will then have up to 10 minutes to make his response. we'll then have perhaps some give-and-take up here and then we'll throw the floor open for input from the audience to explore this issue in greater depth. dan, over to you. >> steve, thank you very much. and good morning to everyone. it's a real pleasure to be here for this. my gratitude to the wilson center which was my very first job while i was in grad school working for mary bullic here at the center when it was back on the mall and we had sherry in the afternoon. i hope that still happens and the age of society for the dedication of the topic we're here to discuss. it's a pleasure to be up here with derrick in particular who's a long time friend and fel
CSPAN
May 10, 2011 2:00am EDT
dialogue first met in washington two years ago, the president said the united states and china share mutual interest. if we advance those interests through cooperation, our people will benefit and the world will be better off because our ability to partner is prerequisite for progress on many of the most pressing global challenges. we have worked carefully and deliberately since then to demonstrate that basic truth. our economies are stronger today because of the commitment of president obama and president hu to deepen our economic relationship even as we each confront significant economic challenges at home. i want to compliment vice premier wang for his leadership in this joint effort. he is a tough and forceful defender of china's interests. he focuses on the practical and the achievable. he recognizes that china's economic success depends on a growing world economy and a strong relationship with the united states. when president obama and president hu launched the strategic and economic in london of april -- in april of 2009, the world economy was in the grip of the worst financi
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2011 7:30am EST
pentagon supply chain. parts mostly from china but also the united kingdom. this portion of the hearing is to ours. we were showed as much as we can enter the senate comes back into session. >> good morning, everybody. today's hearing is a product of the armed services committee ongoing investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the department of defense, dvd supply chain. you will probably hold at least one additional hearing to discuss what the department is doing to keep counterfeit electronic parts out of defense systems. we have three panels of witnesses today so i expect that the hearing may continue into the afternoon. and i also expect that we will break for lunch and this will all be determined by how long these first two panels take. we also have a vote scheduled i understand for 1215 thymic which also could affect that decision. i want to thank senator mccain for his efforts in this investigation. i want to thank our staffs, investigative staffs for their very, very hard work. the systems that we rely on for national security and the protection of our military men and
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May 3, 2011 6:00am EDT
world. this event on world press freedom day includes panelists from egypt, iran, china and thailand are cohosted by the state department and the united nations, this is a little less than an hour and a half. >> good afternoon to our audience here in the studio and around the world. i met bob pearson, the president of one of the organizers of the world press freedom day in washington, d.c.. and we on the organizing committee of the world press freedom day want to express our appreciation to ap, "the associated press," ap television news, hosting this important discussion of the new challenges that journalists and citizen journalists face worldwide. with journalists in 300 locations around the world, the ap is well aware of the series and changing nature of threats to media freedom today. as the president of a nonprofit international development ngo, we see every day the sacrifices our media partners make in their efforts to provide news and information free of state control. when we began working at media development nearly 20 years ago, many of our partners at that time were being j
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
the futures of our children and grandchildren by borrowing money from people like china. so we oh this again to our veterans, incense other honor and sacrifice. but we can do that. like i say, we can get that done and we will get done. the failure of the joint deficit committee has left us with looming arbitrary cuts. those will be mentioned both from up here in down there. i'm pleased that the house essentially passed a bill that said no. these are painting cuts. you aren't going to affect military families. and certainly i think that's all of ours position. we'd like for the administration to clarify better that that is set in concrete, and so again certainly as you said, commander, we must make it perfectly clear that under no circumstances we cannot and will not balance the budget and solve our fiscal problems on the backs of our men and women in uniform, and our veterans. [applause] >> i thought you all were napping. [laughter] and again, the good news is that i think we're all on board. thanks for your efforts with suicide prevention. that's something we're working on very,
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May 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
eastern. u.s. officials said china has agreed to allow u.s. companies greater access to government contracts and u.s. financial firms will now be allowed to sell mutual funds in china. chinese officials say the u.s. has agreed to relax export controls on certain goods and services. these agreements, at the end of the u.s.-china strategic and economic dialogue in washington. this is part of yesterday's talks which includes a news conference. >> good afternoon, i want to begin by thanking our chinese colleagues and the entire chinese delegation for a productive and comprehensive dialogue between us. along with secretary died near, i also want to thank everyone on the american side, not just those in the state department or treasury but in deed from across our government. the unprecedented level of involvement and the extraordinary work that has taken place since our last meeting in beijing was truly impressive. his strategic and economic dialogue continues to grow broader and deeper. it reflects the complexity and importance of our bilateral relationship. we have covered a lot of gro
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May 15, 2010 2:00am EDT
how well the u.s. and china are working together on that subject. >> thank you very much. i did a program last week at brookings, and was remarking how there really appreciated the opportunity to go last in a two- day conference. i have tried to figure out what is going worse, that is following im. by my calculation we have lost nearly half the audience. that means we are about 18 the drop aw of jim -- 1/8 the draw. is a pleasure to be on this panel. i'm going to start off by stealing jonathan's thunder. if you have not read his latest paper, it is the north korea nuclear weapons out of london, an implication for future policy. it is a terrific overview, and suggestions on what to do. i don't know if you will speak about that. i found it absolutely worthwhile. i commend you all to take a look at it. the first thing i would like to do is focus on what the u.s. concern is about north korea. it helps to answer the question. throughout my dealings with north korea that the no would tell people even as we dealt with the developments of their nuclear weapons program, is i do not wake up
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
-span2 and sunday at 5 p.m. on american history tv on c-span3. >> china's emerging global power and maritime strategy were the focus of a panel discussion at the halifax international security forum. panelists discuss the territorial disputes involving japan in the east china sea, cybersecurity and international diplomacy. this is an hour, ten minutes. >> welcome back, everybody. this session for miscalculation, china and the rise of confusion or confucianism. i'd like to hand over to steve clemens who's moderating this session. .. >> thank you all for joining us. when i was thinking about the title today and thinking about our panel, it occurred to me, and i went online to find a chinese event that is being held right now looking at u.s. grand strategy, canada, japan and india. there are no canadian, japanese americans or canadians on china's panel. don't have any chinese with us today but we should have a lot of fun discussing that our national strategies but involving in the asian pacific region and with china but i want to acknowledge that that voice wasn't with us today. that m
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Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
including italy, japan, india, and china will create new centers to promote nuclear security, technologies, and training. nations pledged new resources to help the ieae to meet its responsibilities. russia announced it will close weapons grade production reactor. i am pleased that the united states and russia agreed today to eliminate 68 tons of plutonium for weapons programs. this is plutonium that would have been enough for a 17,000 nuclear weapons. instead, we will use this material to generate electricity for our people. these are exactly the kinds of commitments called for in the work plan we adopted today. we have made real progress in building a safer world. i would also note that the unit -- that the united states has met its own commitments. we are strengthening security at our own nuclear facilities and we invite the iaea to inspect these facilities. we are seeking significant funding increases for programs to prevent nuclear proliferation and trafficking. the united states is joining with our canadian partners in calling on nations to commit $10 billion to strength
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Nov 30, 2010 6:00am EST
hostages and now it is nuclear energy, human rights, environmental, north and south korea, china, iraq -- you can go down list, i said about 40 things that had to address that were still there. that is one reason i wanted to write the book. secondly, i was really surprised in reading it over and how frank and unadulterated the comments were about individuals and about things that i had to face in the future were looking back on where i think i had made mistakes. i think it would probably be the unique picture of what the esidency is from the point of view of someone holding that office. i have not been in politics very long. i was 38 years old before i ran for my first office. i served a long time in the navy ahead of time. when i got to the white house, i never had been to washington before except as a visitor. i thought it was a good thing for maybe folks to know just what a president thinks about what he -- when he is confronted with challenges and successes and happiness and sorrow sometimes. sometimes regrets, sometimes thankfulness. i wanted -- i had over 20 volumes of diary note
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Jun 26, 2013 7:30am EDT
intellectual property theft by china. the bill would require the president to block center imports. witnesses discuss the impact of chinese cyber attacks on u.s. businesses and human rights groups. >> committee will come to order. thank you very much, senator gorton, for joining us, co-chair congressman smith and senator levin. i appreciate your being here and especially your work on these issues and your legislation which i know you will be talking about to hold china accountable for cyber theft. i thank the staff for its tireless efforts for the work they do on human rights and rule of law, and congressman smith and i have co-chaired this commission and appreciate the good working relationship there and with staff. we know, and senator gorton and i just spoke about this, how the public's not paying a lot of attention, and we here are not paying enough attention either with the exception of senator levin and a few others to the serious threat that china poses in terms of cyber attacks and how that threatens u.s./china relations in some ways, so much so that the president obama raised the iss
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Jun 1, 2011 7:30am EDT
vietnam, we came and worked closely with a variety of countries related to the south china she -- sea initiative. and we can talk about that later. ..utheast asia more important economically to the united states than even western europe and how to make that more clearly understood by the american people has been one of the things we have worked on consequently going forward. rather be in bye country by country i thought i would spend a few minutes to talk about the institutions. it's very rare that we think about the specific institutions and what our agenda is but in particular southeast asia of a current period really calls for it calls for having an integrated strategy about how to go forward. let me just say often times if you ask people what are the overarching goal of american policy not only in world but in a particular place you see a breakdown between the 2 world views. the one world you would say one of the most important things for american foreign policy is to sustain american leadership and american power and you do that through a variety of mechanisms. strong military co
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Apr 17, 2013 7:30am EDT
, singapore, and china. last summer chinese scientists travel to the north foal research when polar melting caused extreme weather in china. today iceland became the first european agreement to sign a free at the same trade agreement with china. he said the time has come to settle the resource claim in the arctic and take steps to address the environment degradation. the issues are polarizing. [laughter] but president grimson serve as iceland's finance minister. in 2008 he presided over iceland's near economic collapse. the country's unique response which included social and political reform and allowing the banks to pull pulled iceland back from the brink without the austerity measures. perhaps most challenging of all he raised twin girls. please hiv me give a warm national press club welcome back to president grimsson. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. for these words of welcome and thank you for hosting us at the national press club here today for a special occasion where i have privilege to announce the establishment of a new venue aimed at enhangs the dia
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Apr 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
china's foreign policy. on "washington journal," we will talk to the former head the federal aviation administration about the current challenges that the airline industry faces. "washington journal" begins at 7:00 eastern. and later, the jan mickelson show. that is live at 10:00 eastern. today, virginia is republican governor of mcdonnell will talk about the fiscal condition of his state and the challenges the country is facing. of live coverage from the national press club at 8:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. later, jim lehrer executives from the -- from in pr talk about the future of public broadcasting. that is also on c-span2. >> the white house correspondents annual black-tie dinner, starting with the red carpet arrivals at 6:45 p.m., and then remarks from president obama and at saturday night live's seth meyers. streaming at c-span.org and live on c-span. >> now a discussion on chinese internal debate on foreign policy. we will hear about their relationship with its neighbor and the west. this panel organized by george washington university is an hour. >> it was a pleasure sitting
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Jan 13, 2012 6:00am EST
counterintelligence service is bigger than their intelligence service. counterintelligence states are china, russia, north korea because they usurped the power from the people. there's always a balance between civil liberties and a collection strategies used to deal with that. i like to say is all about values. i love this quote -- i take exception to his view of that. however, it is a tongue-in-cheek way -- with sometimes fierce spy catchers. we say there are no real spies but there really are and they exist. >> after six months in power, the vast party is toppled. we had sent would be coups in 10 years. >> in 1968, the party reclines power. it is the final coup. this time the role with an iron grip and no tolerance for dissent. taking command, the new president appoints his cousin as vice president, saddam hussein. >> nobody took him seriously. you are surprised to see this young civilian standing next to the general who led the coup. saddam is head of the mukhabarat, the secret police. he stassen with loyal members of his drug and launches a systematic campaign of terror designed to limit the op
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Jun 1, 2011 2:00am EDT
, there right now is a debate in the pentagon on how to deal with the emergence of china. it is not get attention with all the other issues going on. the pentagon is fighting whether our forces should be structured to deal with high end conventional conflicts with china or to refocus as defense secretary gates has done on these counter insurgency conflicts or what some critics call general custard type indian wars. that is the debate that is going on. general cartwright was suppose in some of the military efforts to build up conventional forces for dealing with the growing military problem of china. host: what is the role of the joint chiefs? guest: the chairman is the principal military adviser to the president. the chiefs themselves have a role of also being part of heading their services as the top general in charge of their services. they are the ones that confer on all the issues, the big money issues and the force issues. host: so they are big picture strategy, philosophy? what do you make of this front page story? guest: yeah, this is a new area that the military has recently
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Mar 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
with china, in many reports out there suggest that china has supported a peace process between the taliban and the afghanistan government. and if you look at the amount of foreign aid the u.s. government has sent to afghanistan, somewhere around 48 billion, where china has done a approximate 58 million, there's approximate a trillion dollars worth of natural resources in afghanistan. the contract seems to be signed with china for china to actually receive the financial benefits quite honestly, a lot of loss of life and blood and money from the u.s. taxpayer. and i guess my question is, if china is the one that have set themselves up to reap the windfall and the rewards from the natural resources of afghanistan, and the united states is not going to have trade ties, if you will, for anything other than essentially trinkets, why shouldn't china bear the cost of insuring that the taliban doesn't overflow, overturned the afghanistan government instead of the u.s. taxpayer? >> well, it's an important question, and i would not disagree with you that china ought to be asked to provide som
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Dec 8, 2010 2:00am EST
afternoon to the center of american progress and welcome this afternoon's program on the u.s.-china dialogue. a view of the senate foreign relations committee. our featured speaker, senator john kerry of massachusetts will be formally introduced in just a moment. today's program with senator kerry is the third in a public series on u.s.-china relations that included the deputy secretary of state jim steinberg and last week the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. these are part of a larger exchange between the center for american progress and the china-u.s. exchange foundation. our conference is being moderated by my colleague john podesta and mr. c.h. tong of the china-u.s. exchange commission. so let me acknowledge john and let me acknowledge c.h. here in the audience. we welcome all of the participants of the congress, of the conference including senator tom daschle, u.s. secretary of state william cohen and now the chairman of the cohen group and professor wong g.c., the dean of the institute of international security studies at peking university. they fini
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Aug 23, 2012 2:00am EDT
environment. the last two years i've been living in china, they dramatically impressed by the impact of wal-mart and a forceful or environmental good about the world. we had an article indialantic about exactly that point about changes in your supply chain had been fairly radically affect data and reducing pollution and worker safety issues, et cetera in china. things like that will affect the united states. let's start with two topical questions for you and i'll tell everybody here will talk for maybe half the amount of time and turn it to you in the audience for questions. first is as you know two hours ago, three hours ago the supreme court gave its relatively surprising ruling on the obama health care proposal. health care and its costs are enormous issues for corporations. they been about controversial issues for wal-mart. does anything about this really make life different for you quite >> yes, you think a desperate week is surely on in the health care debate occurring and recognize we need to have a voice in the subject, mainly because the system we had was not sustainable. it was su
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
on c-span2, former secretary of state henry kissinger on how the leadership change in china will effect relations with the u.s. live at 8:30, national journal editor charlie cook leads a forum on the 2012 elections. also, live tonight at 8 eastern, the debate between new jersey senator bob menendez and his republican challenger, state senator joe carillos. >> tonight, new jersey senator bob menendez faces his republican challenger in the first of three debates at montclair state university. we'll bring you live coverage courtesy of nj tv in englewood starting at 8:30 eastern here on c-span2. on sunday more senate debate coverage from connecticut where republican linda mcmahon and chris murphy debate to replace joe leishman. see it live -- joe lieberman. see it sunday on c-span. >> this is the first -- this is my fifth book, but the first i've written where there's an actual sustained storyline running through it. it's a true story of about, basically, ten days in london in 1854. and it's a story of an incredibly terrifying outbreak that took place during this period, an outbreak
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
what we see in the pacific. not just about china, but about some of the intraasian problem that is we're seeing. and if you can doing what our economists at aei absolutely revile, link it back to some of of the, you know, economic questions that we face and the prosperity that we've gotten used to up to a point? >> thanks. well, first,ing now you know how asia feels in these discussions, always sort of last, and when attention comes, it's sort of quick. [laughter] >> this is why you grew a beard. >> exactly. let me, let me mention three things. that i think will be on the radar that we should be aware of. and then link it, actually, back to the broader discussion, what dani asked about the economics. um, so, you know, if tom was talking about the immediate game and fred was talking about the short-term game, asia sees itself as the long-term game. and they sue -- they view what's going on there in those terms. of it's not something that -- well, whatever i'm about to mention, they don't think it's going to be resolved tomorrow. they don't think that the trends they're dealing with
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Jun 12, 2013 7:30am EDT
due on that investment. >> could you talk to us about china? there's been a lot of articles lately in the news, particularly struck by the article in the sunday review section of "the new york times" how china is very aggressively investing worldwide, not only direct investment, i remember i figured that chinese loans last year exceeded world bank loans for that year. .. know anyones that wants to china bash. at the oh time we don't want to be taken advantage of. can you hope us indicate to us what your policy would be respect to china. we are doing something crurktive. >> mr. chairman, probably no greater issue is on the trade agenda than our relationship with china, because it cuts across so many different issues. we have engaged with them through all sort of different mechanism from the president on down to the strategic and joint commission on commerce and trade, and the go 20, the imf, it creates an unlevel playing field between us. we are dpowsed on making progress whenever we can in term of pushing for desk reform in china and liberalization of the policy, reform of the fina
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