As part of any trade war deal, the US has been keen to attain better access to China’s lucrative energy market for its companies. Photo: Cheniere Energy
As part of any trade war deal, the US has been keen to attain better access to China’s lucrative energy market for its companies. Photo: Cheniere Energy

China needs it, the US has it, but why might a trade war energy deal not be the easy win it appears to be?

  • The US will soon be a net exporter of energy, while China is the world’s biggest importer, suggesting energy would be low-hanging fruit in a trade war deal
  • However, issues over energy security and market access complicate the dynamic, with China keen to maintain control over its domestic market

As part of any trade war deal, the US has been keen to attain better access to China’s lucrative energy market for its companies. Photo: Cheniere Energy
As part of any trade war deal, the US has been keen to attain better access to China’s lucrative energy market for its companies. Photo: Cheniere Energy
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