China and the Middle East in a New Energy Landscape
Michal Meidan, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Felix Preston, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
China’s emergence as the world’s largest oil importer, combined with Beijing’s ambitious foreign policy designs is leading China to review its commercial and diplomatic engagement in the Middle East. Gulf producers are also increasingly looking eastwards to secure market share and capitalize on China’s economic and geopolitical rise at a time of concern that the US is becoming less engaged in the region. This session will examine China’s ties with the Middle East as well as Beijing’s views of its strategic role in the region and in global energy markets.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.