Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/national-parliaments/national-parliaments.pdf

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

2015 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2015-Report-to-Congress-China-WTO-Compliance.pdf

The 14th annual report on official U.S. views of China’s compliance with 9 broad areas of World Trade Organization commitments. Identifies areas where progress has been achieved and underscores areas of concern. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,indonesia,Vietnam

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/673422.pdf

Presents case studies of U.S. and Chinese trade and investment competition in Vietnam and Indonesia. Public version of a report that is also being issued in a nonpublic, sensitive version for government officials. From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Chinese Military: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: China,Defense/Military

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44196.pdf

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671988.pdf

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

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

 

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