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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Presidential Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/14/presidential-memorandum-united-states-trade-representative

Presidential directive to his top trade official to investigate whether China is engaging in unfair trade practices by requiring the transfer of American intellectual property to enterprises in China as conditions of business agreements.  From the White House

 

The Year in Trade 2016: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Cuba,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Laws/Regulations,Mexico,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4711.pdf

Covers activities of the past year related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. Includes information about World Trade Organization dispute settlement decisions, antidumping and intellectual property rights infringement cases, and bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners—the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Philippines,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2016/index.htm

Provides a record of the views and practice of the U.S. government in public and private international law during 2016.   Includes key speeches by the State Department’s legal adviser on outer space law.  Also covers genocide issues, and issues involving the South China Seas disputes between China and the Philippines.  From the State Department

 

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2017: Annual Report to Congress

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2017_China_Military_Power_Report.PDF?ver=2017-06-06-141328-770

Reviews the most recent military and technological developments involving modernization of the Chinese armed forces.  Sees key Chinese motive as trying to degrade core U.S. military-technological advantages.  From the Defense Department

 

China’s and Myanmar’s Peace Process

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Democracy/Peace

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR401-China-and-Myanmar-Peace-Process.pdf

Examines China’s role and interests in Myanmar’s political evolution, especially relating to armed ethnic groups in the northern part of the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

2016 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Property Rights,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2016-China-Report-to-Congress.pdf

Describes the various ways the U.S. is working to hold China to its World Trade Organization commitments, especially in such areas as intellectual property rights enforcement,  the protection of trade secrets, and industrial policies.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Full-Report.pdf

Represents the U.S. intelligence community’s quadrennial assessment of the forces and choices shaping the world over the next two decades.  Main section lays out key trends, explores their implications, and offers three scenarios about how different choices and developments could play out in different ways over the next 20 years.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, October 2016

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

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Pages/index.aspx

Latest semi-annual report on unfair currency practices by trading partners, especially those with a bilateral trade surplus with the U.S.  Special attention is focused on China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland.  Also covers economic, trade, and exchange rate developments for the first six months of 2016.  From the Treasury Department

 

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