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  1. Advance of the state sector is not the triumph it seems to be

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... out, half of all Sasac company profits are generated by just four concerns: China Mobile and the three petroleum giants- China National Petroleum Corp, Sinopec and CNOOC. Most other state ... additional licences any time soon, private competitors are shut out. Similarly, in the petroleum sector, to qualify for a wholesale licence, operators must own a refinery, which under local ...

  2. US raises objections to Iranian 'peace pipeline'

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... to be in jeopardy due to opposition from the US. US ambassador David Mulford recently met Indian Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar to voice concern about the US$4 billion project, billed as 'the ... to Iran'. Under economic sanctions aimed at Tehran's regime, the US actively discourages investments in Iran's petroleum industry, a ban it says is justified by the Islamic nation's ...

  3. Quest for oil that knows no bounds

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... China Sea that is the centre of a bitter dispute between Tokyo and Beijing. This month, the largest of the Chinese state-owned oil companies, China National Petroleum Corp, formed an offshore ... that Beijing's offshore petroleum push is driven more by the politics of Chinese energy security than commercial considerations. In September, the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Unocal Corp pulled out ...

  4. Chavez seeks to ease fractious ties with US

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bolstering his own legitimacy. For his part, Mr Bush can ill afford to destabilise relations with the fourth-largest supplier of crude oil to the United States at a time of record petroleum prices ...

  5. Lines of latitude

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the area's development of petroleum resources and fisheries but also its peace and security. Neither China nor Japan has accepted the recent American offer to 'host' a discussion ... neighbouring coasts. Even before completing the complex details of a boundary agreement, they can also implement their long-pending plans to jointly develop petroleum resources in disputed areas. ...

  6. Overseas resources push divides analysts

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee and Adam Chen in Beijing As the central government rushes to push forward its global foray for key natural resources such as petroleum and minerals with an array of deals, analysts are divided over whether the timing is right. 'I don't think now is a good time for China to undertake massive overseas purchases of natural resources,' said Mei Xinyu, ...

  7. China's dilemma over Darfur

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... are the China National Petroleum Corporation, and its state-controlled counterparts from India and Malaysia. They provided much of the investment needed to build a 1,240km pipeline from the centre ... as investment in Sudan by US business, including oil companies. But the US sanctions have so far excluded the China National Petroleum Corporation and its partners from Malaysia and India. This may ...

  8. China's investments ease Africa's poverty, says World Bank report

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... with petroleum accounting for 80 per cent of total exports. ...

  9. Spirit of Bolivar created support base in the slums

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beginning in December 2002 ravaged the economy, but Mr Chavez hung on, and has since strengthened his control over the powerful state petroleum company. The latest attempt to oust him, the August 15 ...

  10. Legal pitfalls

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen The prosecution of naturalised American citizen Xue Feng, which concluded last month, is a vivid reminder that China's abuses of criminal justice can reach even those who steer clear of politics and human rights. Xue, a petroleum expert and businessman, was detained by China's secret police in November 2007 after assisting his employer, a prominent ...




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