Energy Saving and China's 'Going Out' Strategy
Date: 5 November 2009
Location: Wood Seminar Room of Old Kirk, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
Speaker: Dr Zhao Hong, Senior Research Fellow, the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
The seminar was held on 5 November 2009 at the Wood Seminar Room of Old Kirk, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University.
China is now the second largest oil-consuming country in the world. It's 'going out' strategy and global efforts to secure oil and other resources have profound implications for international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. As China's overseas oil quest intensifies, will China clash with US and other western countries' interest in Africa and other resource rich regions, and how does it look at this rivalry?
About the speaker
Dr. Zhao Hong got his Ph.d in economics from Xiamen University, China. He is currently Senior Research Fellow of the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. His latest publications include An Energy Comparison of the Asian Giants: China and India (2009), China and India: Competing for Good Relations with Myanmar (2008), China’s Oil Venture in Africa (2007), and India and China: Rivals or Partners in Southeast Asia? (2007) His current research interests are focused on issues of China-ASEAN Energy Cooperation, China and India’s Outward FDI and East Asian Economic Community.