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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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

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

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

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


OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Joint U.S.-China Fact Sheet – Economic Track

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance

Fact sheet which lists four areas of major economic agreement between China and the U.S. in the latest round of economic talks between the two superpowers.  From the Treasury Department


Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

Describes sweeping organizational reforms to the Chinese military structure designed to strengthen Communist party control, enhance the ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration conflicts at greater distance from the Chinese mainland.  From the Defense Department


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