The Role of Resource Politics in China-US Relations
Dr David Zweig, Chair Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chair: Dr Michal Meidan, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
China’s resource diplomacy transpires in a world still dominated by the United States. Drawing on extensive research on global energy politics, the speaker will argue that despite Chinese claims that the US is instrumentalizing energy to contain its rise, there is little evidence to suggest that the latter intends to use the ‘oil weapon’.