China's Energy Security and Oil Diplomacy
Dr Hongyi Lai, Associate Professor, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham
Chair: Richard Pascoe, Director, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham
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Driven by its rapidly growing economy and energy demand, China has become the largest energy consuming nation after the US, and ranks just below Japan as the third largest oil importer in the world. China's increased energy profile has vast implications for its diplomacy and international political and economic relations.
The speaker will discuss China's energy profile and the reasons behind its increasing reliance on oil imports. He will also assess China's strategy to secure its growing oil imports (especially from the Middle East and Africa).
This event is jointly organized between the Chatham House China Discussion Group and the China Policy Institute.