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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

 

Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: The 2017 Election Reforms

Categories: China,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44031.pdf

Discusses the current status of efforts to move Hong Kong toward greater democratization through election of the chief executive and legislative council by universal suffrage.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Chinese Land Reclamation in the South China Sea: Implications and Policy Options

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44072.pdf

Assesses legal, military, and diplomatic implications of Chinese land reclamation actions on several reefs in the Spratly Island chain in the South China sea.  Also considers U.S. strategy and policy options in response.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2015

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2015_China_Military_Power_Report.pdf

Latest annual report to Congress on the military modernization and security strategies of China, the probable future developments over the next 20 years, and U.S.-China engagement on security matters at present.  From the Department of Defense

 

Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Categories: Asia,China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/reports/2015/240585.htm

Statement of U.S. views on how the “one country, two systems” policy is evolving in the relations between China and Hong Kong.  Covers such matters as U. S.-Hong Kong trade relations, electoral reform, judicial independence, media freedom, and export controls.  From the State Department

 

China’s Economic Ties with ASEAN: A Country-by-Country Analysis

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Statistics,Vietnam

http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/China%27s%20Economic%20Ties%20with%20ASEAN.pdf

Assesses China’s economic significance for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including China’s trade and investment with ASEAN as a whole, and statistics on the volume and percentage of each ASEAN nation’s trade with China.  A staff report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

 

China’s Growing Demand for Agricultural Imports

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1784488/eib136.pdf

Examines the emergence of China as a major importer of agricultural products, analyzes U.S.-China trade patterns, and summarizes alternative projections of future imports. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Nigeria 2015: Analysis of Election Issues and Future Prospects

Categories: Africa,China,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,India

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-2.pdf

Surveys the prospects surrounding the presidential and legislative elections of February 2015 and the country’s future.  Also describes Nigeria’s relations with the U.S., the U.K., the EU, China, and India.  House of Commons Research Paper 15/02.

 

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