U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

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Created by the U.S. Congress in 2000, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is chartered 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. Public Law 109-108 directs the Commission to focus its work and study on the following eight areas:

Its areas of interest are:

  • proliferation practices
  • economic transfers
  • energy
  • U.S. capital markets
  • regional economic and security impacts
  • U.S.-China bilateral programs
  • World Trade Organization compliance,
  • implications of restrictions on speech and access to information in the People’s Republic of China.

Composition

The Commission is composed of 12 members, three of whom are selected by each of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House. The Commissioners serve two-year terms.