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The Triangle of Sino-American Energy Diplomacy: A Symposium

Asia Society Global

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 a 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 John Garver, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ms. Susana Moreira, PhD candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Professor Nicholas Thomas, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Xu Xiaojie, Director, Institute of Geopolitics of Energy, East China Normal University
  • Moderator: Professor David Zweig, Associate Dean, School of Humanities, and Social Science Director, Center on Environment, Energy, and Resource Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The three-hour symposium will also be presented at Asia Society New York on January 18, 2013.



Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30am
Program: 9:00am


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The Triangle of Sino-American Energy Diplomacy: A Symposium at Asia Society New York


Event Details

Thu 17 Jan 2013
8:30am - 12:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

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