Thursday, November 18, 2010

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 2010 Report

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created on Oct. 30, 2000 to "monitor, investigate, and submit to congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action." The commission's 2010 Report to Congress is now available. Topics addressed in the report are:
  • China’s proliferation practices,
  • the qualitative and quantitative nature of economic transfers of U.S. production activities to China,
  • the effect of China’s development on world energy supplies, 
  • the access to and use of U.S. capital markets by China, 
  • China’s regional economic and security impacts, 
  • U.S.-China bilateral programs and agreements,
  • China’s record of compliance with its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments, and 
  • the implications of China’s restrictions on freedom of expression.
The report includes 45 recommendations to Congress.  An executive summary is also available.