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China Set to Become Largest Net Oil Importer

The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that China is likely to become the world’s largest net oil importer as soon as October: The imminent emergence of China as the world’s largest net oil importer has...

Why Not Let China Pump Iraq’s Oil?

The Diplomat’s Zachary Keck challenges U.S. critics who have expressed outrage at the news that China – not America  – has become post-war Iraq’s biggest oil customer: Overwhelming public discourse...

China Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom

The New York Times’ Tim Arango and Clifford Krauss report that, ten years after the U.S.-led invasion, China is buying up almost half of Iraq’s oil output, taking 1.5 million of a total 3.5 million barrels per day....

China’s Ragtag Shale Army Far from Revolution

China’s vast estimated shale gas reserves may hold the eventual promise of lower-carbon energy—at least compared with the country’s current diet of coal—and freedom from the need to secure oil supplies from the...

China Takes Over Strategic Port in Pakistan

Chinese Overseas Port Holdings Limited took over management of the Pakistani port of Gwadar on Monday, amid suspicion of China’s growing presence in the Indian Ocean. From Reuters: China financed more than 80 percent of...

Pivoting Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire?

Obama’s foreign policy “pivot” has been described by The Australian’s Asia-Pacific editor, Rowan Callick, as the embrace of “a new positive narrative — engagement with economically vibrant and...

China: Welcome Gas Guzzlers

A sober commentary looking at China’s newfound love for oil guzzling SUVs and its consequences. Translated by CDT from the Beijing News. China, the second largest petroleum consumer behind only the United States, increased...

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