The New Kings of Crude: China and Oil Wars in Sudan and South Sudan | Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China


by Project Pengyou on November 11th, 2014   467 views

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  • 11/11/2014
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Embassy of Denmark
    San Li Tun, Dong Wu Jie 1, Beijing, China
    Beijing
    China
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The New Kings of Crude: China and Oil Wars in Sudan and South Sudan | Foreign Correspondent's Club of China

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Author Luke Patey examines how the violent petro-politics of Sudan and South Sudan influenced the global strategies of Chinese national oil companies and China’s wider Africa engagement and foreign policy.

Tuesday, November 11, 3:30pm-5pm
“The New Kings of Crude: China and Oil Wars in Sudan and South Sudan”
Luke Patey, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China
Embassy of Denmark | 80 RMB | Open to Public | Registration

Author Luke Patey examines how the violent petro-politics of Sudan and South Sudan influenced the global strategies of Chinese national oil companies and China’s wider Africa engagement and foreign policy. For over a decade, Sudan fuelled the international rise of China’s national oil companies. But the political turmoil surrounding the historic division of Africa’s largest country, with the birth of South Sudan, challenged China to chart a new course. The outbreak of conflict in South Sudan last December only deepened the instability and insecurity and sent Chinese diplomats scrambling to protect their interests and bring an end to the conflict. Patey will discuss the overseas investments of Chinese national oil companies, their evolving ties with the Chinese government, and experiences with political and security risks in Sudan and South Sudan.

Luke Patey is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and Research Associate at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford. He is author of The New Kings of Crude: China, India, and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan (Hurst Publishers, 2014) and co-editor of Sudan Looks East: China, India, and the Politics of Asian Alternatives (James Currey, 2011). He has written for the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Hindu, and VICE News. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at Peking University (Beijing), the Social Science Research Council (New York), and the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (Paris).

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