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Jade or JADE? Debating international sanctions on Burma's gem industry

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Title:Jade or JADE? Debating international sanctions on Burma's gem industry
Authors:Egreteau, Renaud
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.
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Pages/Duration:2 p.
Appears in Collections: Asia Pacific Bulletin

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