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Earl Gregg Swem Library

President Obama’s November 2014 Visit to China: The Bilateral Agreements

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10181.pdf

Reviews the major agreements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, products to be covered under a new information technology agreement, a military confidence building measure to reduce military tensions, and extension of student, business, and tourist visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. and China Announce Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Categories: China,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/12/us-and-china-just-announced-important-new-actions-reduce-carbon-pollution

Presents a summary of actions announced by China and the U.S. to control carbon emissions in the post 2020 period.  From the White House

 

The Risks of China’s Internet Companies on U.S. Stock Exchanges

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Financial Crisis/Markets,Telecommunications/Internet

http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/Research/The%20Risks%20of%20China%E2%80%99s%20Internet%20Companies%20on%20U.S.%20Stock%20Exchanges%20-%20with%20Addendum.pdf

Describes the risks of investing in Chinese technology companies such as Alibaba and Baidu,  which bypass Chinese government restrictions on foreign investment by creating tax havens in locations such as the Cayman Islands.  A staff report from the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission.

 

Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems?

Categories: China,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/ATAG/2014/538955/EPRS_ATA%282014%29538955_REV1_EN.pdf

Brief summary of the controversy surrounding the election in Hong Kong.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Universal Suffrage to Elect the Next Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017: A Legal Primer

Categories: China,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06990.pdf

Reviews the legal context behind protests in Hong Kong relating to 2017 elections for Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China and obligations of the United Kingdom.   From the House of Commons Library

 

East China Sea

Categories: China,Energy,Japan,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/east_china_sea/east_china_sea.pdf

Describes the strategic location of the East China Sea and the potential oil and gas deposits that have made it a point of contention between China and Japan.  From the  Energy Information Administration

 

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

 

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