China’s Quest for Natural Resources

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a body which Congress created in 2000, has started a new round of hearings.

Typically, each hearing examines a particular dimension of China’s international activity and any security implications for the United States.

The most recent hearing, held yesterday, explores China’s thirst for natural resources.  In particular, the hearing focused on water, hydrocarbons and minerals, and fishing featured a number of prominent exports, including Elizabeth Economy from the Council on Foreign Relations, Mikkal Herberg from the National Bureau of Asian Research, and Lyle Goldstein from the Naval War College.

The written testimonies can be downloaded here.