Senate Intel to Hold Open Hearing on U.S.-China Tech Competition

By: Valeria Rivadeneira

WASHINGTON – TODAY, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 2:30 PM EST, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) will hold an open hearing on the national security threats posed by the Chinese Communist Party and its plans to dominate key technologies and related supply chains. Specifically, the hearing will examine the risks of ceding U.S. economic and technological leadership and the tools possessed by the U.S. government to counter the PRC threat.

This hearing is one in a series of both open and closed SSCI hearings focused on the PRC and its economic and technology strategy. In August 2021, the committee held an open hearing on the counterintelligence threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party and its ongoing efforts to advance its objectives through the use of cyber-attacks, influence operations that target policymakers, businesses, and academic institutions, illicit technology transfers, theft of intellectual property, and domestic narratives shaped to be more favorable to China.

Hearing Details:

WHAT:Open Hearing – Threats to U.S. National Security: Countering the People’s Republic of China’s Economic and Technological Plan for Dominance
WITNESSES APPEARING:Nazak Nikakhtar, Trade lawyer and Partner at Wiley Rein LLP & former Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the U.S. Department of CommerceDr. James Mulvenon, Senior China Analyst and international expert on Chinese cyber, technology transfer, espionage, and military issuesDr. Dewey Murdick, Director of the University of Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11 at 2:30 PM
WHERE:SH-216

**Note: This hearing will be livestreamed on intelligence.senate.gov.**