The Triangle of Sino-American Energy Diplomacy: A Symposium
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As China moves aggressively to establish bilateral trade relations with resource-rich states, it finds itself not in a tête-à-tête with its partners but a ménage à trois. There’s always a third party in the room: the United States.
The U.S. has interests in almost every country where China seeks resources. In some cases — Iran, for example, or Venezuela — the relationship is adversarial. In others — Australia, Saudi Arabia — friendly. In yet others — Russia, Nigeria — neutral. Regardless of which, Sino-American competition for resources is inevitably a triangular affair.The dynamics of these three-sided relationships and their impact on long-term U.S.-China interests will be the topic of an Asia Society symposium on resource diplomacy featuring policy experts from both Asia and the United States. Participants include:
- Professor Xu Xiaojie, Chair of the World Energy Research Program, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
- Professor David Zweig, Director of the Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Professor Nicholas Thomas, Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong
- Professor John Garver, Professor of International Affairs, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Ms. Susana Moreira, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
The symposium will also be presented at Asia Society Houston on January 17, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://asiasociety.org/texas/events/triangle-sino-american-energy-diplomacy-symposium
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