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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/constitutional-right-to-an-education/constitutional-right-to-education.pdf

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

Regulation of Drones

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/regulation-of-drones/regulation-of-drones.pdf

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress

 

The South China Sea Arbitration: The Republic of the Philippines v. the People’s Republic of China

Categories: China,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Philippines,Supreme Court/courts

https://pca-cpa.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/175/2016/07/PH-CN-20160712-Press-Release-No-11-English.pdf

Discusses the question of jurisdiction over historic rights and maritime entitlements in the South China Sea, the positions of China and the Philippines, and the Tribunal’s decisions on the merits of the Philippines’ claims.  From the Permanent Court of Arbitration

 

Refugee Law and Policy

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/refugee-law/index.php?loclr=bloglaw

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

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