March 9, 2011

Why Oil Is So Important to China

Praveen Swami, Daily Telegraph

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The presence of a Chinese frigate off the coast of Libya last week was deeply significant as the world's major powers position themselves to protect future supplies of fuel.

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TAGGED: United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, oil, Libya, China

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