Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

World Energy Outlook 2017: Executive Summary

Categories: China,Energy,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/WEO_2017_Executive_Summary_English_version.pdf

Focuses on four large-scale shifts in the global energy system: rapid deployment and falling costs of clean energy technologies, the growing electrification of energy, the shift to a cleaner, more services-oriented economy in China, and the resilience of shale gas and tight oil in the U.S.  From the International Energy Agency

 

Presidential Memorandum: Combatting the National Drug Demand and Opioid Crisis

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,China,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mexico

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/26/presidential-memorandum-heads-executive-departments-and-agencies

Describes the loss of life and other damage caused by addictive drugs and calls upon the Secretary of Health and Human Services to declare a Public Health Emergency.  Cites rise in opioid prescriptions, heroin from Mexico, and fentanyl from China as major culprits.  From the White House

 

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

 

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