China’s Maritime Silk Road: Implications for the Global Supply Chain

A Congressional Testimony

Six years after Chinese president Xi Jinping announced the “Maritime Silk Road” Initiative, China is increasingly dominant in the maritime supply chain and the production activities that support it. This deeper maritime foundation brings commercial advantages during peacetime and could offer strategic advantages in the event of conflict. Congress has a vital role to play in addressing these challenges, as Jonathan E. Hillman explains in his testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.