In his in-depth profile of Chinese president Xi Jinping at The New Yorker this week, Evan Osnos...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2012
South Sudan has struggled to build its infrastructure since gaining independence from Sudan last year after decades of civil war. The country relies on oil exports for 98% of its revenue, but the oil industry has been shut down...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 15, 2012
Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting Saudi Arabia and participating in talks there that may shift the dynamic of China’s relationships in the Middle East, especially with Iran. From the New York Times: Mr. Wen’s visit to Saudi...
by Liu Yong | Apr 22, 2008
From Bloomberg: Angola was the top supplier of crude oil to China in the first quarter, ahead of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman and Russia as the world’s second-biggest energy user boosted purchases to ease a domestic shortage....
by Michael Zhao | Dec 19, 2007
Translated by CDT from the Beijing News: China’s petroleum output this year will exceed 186 million metric tons, or 1.5% more than the previous year, China’s oil and chemical industry association vice president Meng Quansheng (孟全生) said on December 19. He said the country’s oil output next year is expected to top 189 million tons, […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 21, 2007
From the Wall Street Journal: Iraq ‘s leaders face major challenges in fixing the nation’s ailing oil-production system, a necessary part of any effort to fund its rebuilding. For help, they are turning to one of the world’s most voracious oil consumers: China. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani , set today to begin a weeklong trip […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 28, 2007
From AFP, via Yahoo! News: Chinese President Hu Jintao met industry chiefs in Russia’s oil-rich Tatarstan region on Wednesday during a visit aimed at securing energy supplies and smoothing relations between the neighbouring countries. In Kazan, capital of the mainly Muslim province in central Russia, Hu met heads of heavy industry such as oil producer […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 27, 2007
From Reuters, via the IHT: Zhuhai Zhenrong Trading, a Chinese state-run company that is the biggest buyer of Iranian crude oil worldwide, began paying for its oil in euros late last year as Tehran moved to diversify its foreign exchange reserves away from U.S. dollars. The company, which buys more than a tenth of the […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 8, 2006
From Beijing Review (link): At first glance, the official figures of China’s oil consumption in 2005 seem a bit confusing. With a robust economic growth and rising annual oil imports, China made the surprise announcement that its oil consumption growth rate was dropping sharply, from 15.3 percent in 2004 to 2.1 percent in 2005. Earlier, […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods