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Title: Jade or JADE? Debating international sanctions on Burma's gem industry 
Author: Egreteau, Renaud
Date: 2011-10-13
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : East-West Center in Washington
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.
Series/Report No.: Asia Pacific bulletin ; no.132
Description: For more about the East-West Center, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/
Pages/Duration: 2 p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/21489

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    The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), produced by the East-West Center in Washington, publishes summaries of Congressional Study Groups, conferences, seminars, and visitor roundtables, as well as short articles and opinion pieces. APB summaries are always two pages or less, designed for the busy professional or policymaker to capture the essence of dialogue and debate on issues of concern in US-Asia relations.

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