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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sanctioned China's state-run Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, which it said was Iran's largest supplier of refined petroleum products, as it sought to impress on Beijing and Tehran its resolve to increase economic pressure over Iran's nuclear program.
The United States currently maintains the following economic sanctions against China:
! limits on U.S. foreign assistance;
! U.S. “No” votes or abstention in the international banks;
! ban on Overseas Private Investment Corporation programs;
! ban on export of defense articles or defense services;
! ban on import of munitions or ammunition;
! denial of Generalized System of Preferences status;
! substantial export controls on dual-use items, particularly satellites, nuclear technology, and computers;
! export and licensing restrictions on targeted entities found to have engaged in proliferation of missiles and weapons of mass destruction (or related technology); and
! Presidential authority to restrict Chinese military companies and Chinese government-affiliated businesses from developing commercial activities inside the United States.
Human rights conditions in China and the threat of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction resulting from China’s lack of export controls or lack of cooperation with international export control standards continue to be the main foreign policy or national security issues that hold these economic restrictions in place.
The influence of Congress on U.S. policy toward China, once significant because so much hung on the annual possibility that favorable trade terms could be suspended, has more recently been diffused. Sanctions that remain in place today can all be modified, eased, or lifted altogether by the President, without congressional input (though some changes would require that the President notify Congress). Congress and the Administration each recognize the importance of China’s emerging ability to consume and to produce, and China has become an increasingly important trading partner of the United States.
At the same time, because of the unrelenting tension between the United States and the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea over the latter’s interest in developing nuclear weapons capability, and because of China’s longstanding relation with North Korea as a primary trading partner and benefactor, the United States’ relations with China are crucial.
BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China's Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co. Ltd, an oil and commodity trader partly owned by state-run Zhuhai Zhenrong Corp, is scouting for sites in Myanmar to build a 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) refinery, the company's chief executive said.
The project, estimated to cost $2.5 billion, is likely to be located in the southern port city of Dawei and built by 2015, chief executive Xiong Shaohui told Reuters by telephone from the company's headquarters in southern Guangzhou.
Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by Daedal
Sorry about that. Here it is. Sorry for acting smartassy, just that kind of day.
Edit: it is an older list. I cannot find a newer one.edit on 12-1-2012 by superman2012 because: (no reason given)