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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2016%20China%20Military%20Power%20Report.pdf

Describes sweeping organizational reforms to the Chinese military structure designed to strengthen Communist party control, enhance the ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration conflicts at greater distance from the Chinese mainland.  From the Defense Department

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Taiwan

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Documents/2016-4-29%20%28FX%20Pol%20of%20Major%20Trade%20Partner%29_final.pdf

Reviews developments in international economic and exchange rate policies, especially how those policies affect bilateral trade with the U.S.  Discusses factors used to assess whether a major trading partner has a significant trade surplus with the U.S., a material current-account surplus, and engages in persistent one-sided intervention in the foreign exchange market. Establishes a monitoring list of countries of concern.  From the Treasury Department

 

National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/national-parliaments/national-parliaments.pdf

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

2015 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Report-to-Congress-China-WTO-Compliance.pdf

The 14th annual report on official U.S. views of China’s compliance with 9 broad areas of World Trade Organization commitments. Identifies areas where progress has been achieved and underscores areas of concern. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Indonesia and Vietnam

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Vietnam

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/673422.pdf

Presents case studies of U.S. and Chinese trade and investment competition in Vietnam and Indonesia. Public version of a report that is also being issued in a nonpublic, sensitive version for government officials. From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Chinese Military: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44196.pdf

Reviews the Chinese military buildup, its defense budget and industry, and the geographic scope of China’s military capability. Also focuses on policy options for Congress in response to this buildup. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671988.pdf

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

China’s Growing Energy Demand: Implications for the United States

Categories: China,Energy

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/50216-China.pdf

China’s demand for energy has nearly doubled since 2005, making China the world’s largest consumer of energy.  This paper examines trends in China’s energy consumption, the implications of those trends for U.S. households and businesses, and policy options that might minimize adverse effects.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

 

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