Chairman Yoho on the hearing: “China’s skirting of international law and its desire to establish dominance over one of the most important shipping lanes in the world cannot go unchecked. China’s actions have created uncertainty in the South China Sea and in trade routes throughout the region. This hearing will give members the opportunity to learn more about recent developments and to hear from a panel of experts on how best to address the current situation.”

Opening Statements

Chairman Yoho's opening statement


Mr. Dean Cheng
Senior Research Fellow
Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Michael Auslin, Ph.D.
Resident Scholar
Director of Japan Studies
American Enterprise Institute
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Michael D. Swaine, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Asia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]


***Any changes to the witness list will be reflected above.