UN sees progress in Burma - China warns of potential chaos

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Plus side: many prisoners released and Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to speak with UN representative.
Negative side: China cautions against too much trade restraint and wants Burma to remain in ASEAN.
Realism: Tiffany & Cartier do not buy Burmese gems for business reasons.
A bill in Congress seeks to bar the import of Burmese gems that are polished or cut in a third country before being shipped to the United State.

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