Testimony from the Hearing on China’s Space and Counterspace Programs

By Marc Boucher
February 19, 2015
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Testimony from the Hearing on China’s Space and Counterspace Programs
Illustration of China's Chang'e 3 lander and rover.

The Senate U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on February 18, 2015 on China’s Space and Counterspace Programs. All of the testimony is now available along with the webcast.
Hearing Co-Chairs: Commissioner Jeffrey L. Fiedler and Senator James M. Talent

Co-Chairs’ remarks: Commissioner Jeffrey L. Fiedler and Commissioner James M. Talent


Panel I: China’s Civilian/Dual-Use and Military Space Programs

– Mr. Kevin Pollpeter, Deputy Director, Study of Innovation and Technology in China, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA (Testimony)

– Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Professor, National Security Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI (Testimony)

– Mr. Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC (Testimony)

Panel II: Inputs to China’s Space Program

– Dr. Alanna Krolikowski, Princeton-Harvard China and the World Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Testimony)

– Mr. Tate Nurkin, Managing Director of Research and Thought Leadership, Jane’s IHS Aerospace, Defense and Security, Arlington, VA (Testimony)

– Mr. Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute, Arlington, VA (Testimony)

Panel III: Implications for the United States

– Mr. Richard D. Fisher, Jr., Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs, International Assessment and Strategy Center, Alexandria, VA (Testimony)

– Dr. Roger Handberg, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (Testimony)

– Dr. Phillip Saunders, Distinguished Research Fellow and Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Washington, DC (Testimony)

Marcia Smith of Space Policy Online has a write-up on the hearing.

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