China's Strategy to Secure Natural Resources: Risks, Dangers, and Opportunities


Determines if the broader effects of natural resource procurement, including a deterioration of governance standards and environmental damage, pose a more significant threat than the isolated issue of Chinese control.

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Determines if the broader effects of natural resource procurement, including a deterioration of governance standards and environmental damage, pose a more significant threat than the isolated issue of Chinese control.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881325126
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Series: Policy Analysis 92
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction 1

2 Strategic Patterns of Securing Access to Natural Resources 5

Types of Natural Resource Producers 6

Procurement Patterns of a Large Buyer 6

China's Arrangements 7

3 Chinese Investments to Secure Natural Resource Supplies 11

China National Petroleum Company and the Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, Sudan, 1996 11

China National Petroleum Company and Sinopec with Petrodar Operating Company, Sudan, 2001 12

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and North West Shelf Venture, Australia, 2002 13

Sinopec and CNOOC, Angola, 2004 14

CNOOC and Union Oil Company of California (Unocal), 2005 (Aborted) 15

China National Petroleum Company and PetroKazakhstan, 2005-09 17

CNOOC and Akpo Oilfield, Nigeria, 2006 17

Chalco and Aurukun Bauxite Project, Queensland, Australia, 2007 18

Sinopec and Yadavaran Oilfield, Iran, 2007 19

Socomin Joint Venture, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2008 20

Chinalco and Rio Tinto, 2008--09 (Aborted) 21

China Development Bank Loan to Rosneft and Transneft, Russia, 2009 23

Sinopec and Petrobras, 2009 24

Sinopec's Acquisition of Addax Petroleum, 2009 25

China National Petroleum Company's Development of South Pars Gasfield, Iran, 2009 26

China National Petroleum Company's Development of South Azadegan Gasfield, Iran, 2009 27

Appendix 3A: Background on Smaller Cases 35

4 Rare Earths: A Sophisticated New Resource Model for China? 41

China Surpasses California 42

New Sources of Rare Earths 43

Lithium Supply 44

5 Policy Implications 45

References 49

Index 51


Table 2.1 Strategic patterns of China's 16 largest natural-resource procurement cases 8

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