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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Chinese Military: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military

Reviews the Chinese military buildup, its defense budget and industry, and the geographic scope of China’s military capability. Also focuses on policy options for Congress in response to this buildup. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office


China’s Growing Energy Demand: Implications for the United States

Categories: China,Energy

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

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

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

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

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

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


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