Mikkal Herberg Comments on U.S.-China Energy Security
Help China in drive for resources, U.S. body says
Toh Han Shih, South China Morning Post
In January, the US imposed sanctions on Chinese state-owned oil company Zhuhai Zhenrong for trading oil with Iran, said Daniel Slane, USCC commissioner.
"Chinese mineral investments in African states like Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo have drawn criticism from human-rights groups and governments for their opaque and exploitative nature," Slane added.Nonetheless, the US and China should co-operate in oil, said Mikkal Herberg, research director at the National Bureau of Asian Research, a US institute that studies relations between the US and Asia.
Mikkal Herberg is a senior lecturer on International and Asian Energy at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. He is also the BP Foundation Senior Research Fellow for International Energy at the Pacific Council on International Policy and also serves as research director on Asian energy security at The National Bureau of Asian Research.
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