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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Phosphate Resources

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Food/Nutrition,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-477.pdf

Describes the importance of phosphates for food security, the location of dwindling reserves, and ways in which dependence on mineral reserves could be reduced. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: 2013

Categories: China,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_lpr_fr_2013.pdf

Reports the number and characteristics of persons who became LPRs in the U.S. during 2013.  990,000 people gained LPR status in 2013 with Mexico, China and India the leading countries of birth.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2014

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Science/Technology

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014_DoD_China_Report.pdf

Sees Chinese military development focused on potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait and the South and East China Seas.  Also analyzes the current and probable future development of Chinese military-technological development and U.S.-China cooperation on security matters.  From the Defense Department

 

Tiananmen at 25 Years

Categories: China,Communism,History,Youth

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB473/

A collection of 25 documents revealing disagreements among Chinese political and military leaders about cracking down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 protests.   Obtained from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and released under the Freedom of Information Act.  From the National Security Archive.

 

China and the United States: A Comparison of Green Energy Programs and Policies

Categories: China,Energy,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41748.pdf

Discusses China’s efforts to create a national policy for relying on renewable energy resources.  Also compares existing laws, programs, and incentives in China and the U.S.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

2014 Special 301 Report

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Property Rights,Treaties,Turkey

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%202014%20Special%20301%20Report%20to%20Congress%20FINAL.pdf

Annual report on the importance of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Places10 nations on the Priority Watch List and 27 others on the Watch List.  Countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey have been listed every year since the reports began 25 years ago.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

China’s Hunger for U.S. Planes and Cars: Assessing the Risks

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Transportation

http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/USCC%20Economic%20Issue%20Brief_ChinasHunger_03.27.14.pdf

U.S. trade deficits with China are being lowered due to increasing U.S. exports in transportation goods, but this report warns of possible future problems due to technology transfer and Chinese industrial policy.  From the U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973-1976

Categories: China,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v35

Focuses on the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially with regard to the USSR and China.  Also covers the role of intelligence in the policy process and the CIA’s secret mission to raise a Soviet submarine which had sunk in the Pacific Ocean.  From the State Department

 

 

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