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Jade or JADE? Debating international sanctions on Burma's gem industry
|Title:||Jade or JADE? Debating international sanctions on Burma's gem industry|
|Date Issued:||13 Oct 2011|
|Publisher:||Washington, D.C. : East-West Center in Washington|
|Series:||Asia Pacific bulletin ; no.132|
|Abstract:||For centuries Burma has been prized for its high-quality gemstones, and today the Burmese gem industry continues to thrive at a furious pace despite international sanctions. Conventional estimates are that up to 90 percent of the world’s supply in rubies and 70 percent of premium jadeite is of Burmese-origin. Renaud Egreteau, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, discusses how Western-led international sanctions have failed to stem the trade in Burmese gemstones.|
|Description:||For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/|
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Asia Pacific Bulletin|
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