February 11, 2014

Getting at the Heart of China's Resource Quest

Elizabeth Economy, Council on Foreign Relations

The Associated Press

It all begins with courtship. The Chinese president arrives in the resource-rich country to woo the local leader with a large entourage of government and state-owned enterprise officials, bearing gifts of trade, aid, and investment. Love—or at least great friendship—is in the air, and a match is made. As Carly Simon says, “Nobody Does It better.”

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