Past event

Invitation Only

Untangling the Sino-Russian Energy Relationship

Chatham House, London


Professor Xiaojie Xu, China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing
Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Research Fellow (Asia), Chatham House


A fascinating but complex web of interdependence binds China and Russia. Oil and gas supplies from Russia and growing energy demand in China are at the heart of this and the development of the relationship has important ramifications for other regions depending on Russian resources. At this meeting, Professor Xu will discuss recent developments in the Russia-China relationship and the prospects for energy deals between the two countries.

Professor Xiaojie (Steven) Xu is the Head of Institute of World Economics & Politics' International Energy Program, China Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, and an independent petroleum investment advisor to State Energy Bureau, national oil companies and energy service firms. Xu was the first director of Overseas Investment at China National Petroleum Corporation and remains the Chief Professor of the Institute of Geopolitics and Energy Economics at the East China Normal University, Shanghai. Xu has been a leading expert in numerous Chinese and English professional consulting reports, speeches, research papers/chapters and books including 'Petro-Dragon's Rise: What It Means for China and the World' (European Press, 2002).

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.

This is the sixth meeting of the Chatham House Fossil Fuels Expert Roundtable.