U.S. Pacific Command

(U//FOUO) U.S. Pacific Command China Pandemic Influenza Readiness Review

The People’s Republic of China is one of the global leaders in vaccine research and production, and an active participant in international PI initiatives, but despite steps to improve influenza surveillance and ministerial coordination, major challenges remain to Chinese PI response preparedness. Substantial global concern has emerged in recent years regarding China’s ability to effectively monitor, prevent, and contain infectious disease threats within its borders. Factors including potential Avian Influenza (AI) outbreaks in poultry, China’s immense size and population, a largely underdeveloped health care infrastructure, and a sizable poultry industry all contribute to make China a global PI hotspot and an important area of focus for the potential emergence of human influenza pandemics that threaten the rest of the world.

USPACOM Energy Initiatives (U)

• Consistent with and supportive of:

– Nat’l Security Strategy
– Nat’l sea state change & new administration’s views on energy
– Nat’l Defense Strategy and other OSD policies/strategy
– PACOM mission, vision and priorities
– Service strategies
– Host nation and state policies/strategy
– Other COCOM energy strategies