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Washington, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday, September 12 titled “Beijing as an Emerging Power in the South China Sea.”  China’s aggressive policies, increased naval activity, and ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea are not only affecting the region but having foreign policy implications worldwide.  The Committee will examine current U.S. policy concerning the South China Sea as well as China’s actions to expand and project its influence throughout the Pacific. 

The Committee will also markup H.R. 6313, to promote peaceful and collaborative resolution of maritime territorial disputes in the South China Sea and its environs and other maritime areas adjacent to the East Asian mainland.


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Ms. Bonnie Glaser

Senior Fellow

Freeman Chair in China Studies

Center for Strategic and International Studies 


Mr. Peter Brookes

Senior Fellow

National Security Affairs

The Heritage Foundation

(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs) 


Richard Cronin, Ph.D.


Southeast Asia Program

Stimson Center



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