China-U.S. Oil Rivalry in Africa

Hong Zhao

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China is now the world’s second largest oil-consuming country after the U.S.. Its global efforts to secure oil imports to meet increasing domestic demand have profound implications for international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. China’s rising oil demand and its external quest for oil have thus generated much attention. As China’s overseas oil quest intensifies, will China clash with the U.S. and other western countries’ interests in Africa, and how does it look at this rivalry? Will China disrupt the U.S. and its allies’ foreign policy and the world order?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherAsia Research Centre. Copenhagen Business School
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes
SeriesCopenhagen Discussion Papers

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the international conference “China in the World, the World in China” on 5-6 August 2007 at University of Malaya


  • China
  • Oil strategy
  • African oil
  • U.S.
  • USA
  • Energy rivalry

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