EWI’s David Firestein presented central findings from Threading the Needle: Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan—EWI’s groundbreaking report on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan—at a Hill hearing on June 5, 2014. The hearing, “Recent Developments in China’s Relations with Taiwan and North Korea,” was hosted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) was created by the U.S. Congress in October 2000. The Commission’s legislative mandate is to monitor, investigate and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China. The Commission provides recommendations to Congress for legislative and administrative action.

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Oral testimony transcript

Q & A transcript