Promoting China-U.S. Cooperation in Energy Security: Rationale and Agenda
Article from: OGEL 1 (2008), in China Energy Law and Policy
China and the United States have mutual anxiety about the other side's intension in undermining their respective pursuits of energy security. Robert Zoellick, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, echoed such a popular view of Washington in a speech in September 2005 that Beijing is taking actions to "lock up" energy resources around the world and pursuing a mercantilist strategy in energy security. Moreover, China's oil investment in Sudan, Venezuela and other states with poor human rights records is frequently criticized as irresponsible behavior. On the other hand, from the ...