June 7, 2012

Energy Drives China's Foreign Policy

Michael Richardson, Japan Times

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The United States and China, the top users of energy, are heading in opposite directions. It is a trend that has major geostrategic implications for the Asia-Pacific region.

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TAGGED: South China Sea, United States, Resource Wars, China, energy


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