April 05,2000

Witnesses Named for Thursday's China/WTO Hearing

WASHINGTON -- As previously announced, the Senate Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building to hear testimony on China's accession to the WTO.

The following witnesses are expected to testify before the Committee:

Panel I:

The Honorable Sam M. Gibbons, Former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs (International), New York, NY

Dr. Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Panel II:

The Honorable Ira S. Shapiro, Partner, Long, Aldridge & Norman; Former USTR Ambassador and Chief Negotiator for Japan and Canada, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dermot J. Hayes, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agri Business, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Mr. Douglas Lowenstein, President, Interactive Digital Software Association, Washington, D.C.