A worsening of tensions between the US and Iran could affect China’s energy supply from the region. Photo: Reuters A worsening of tensions between the US and Iran could affect China’s energy supply from the region. Photo: Reuters
A worsening of tensions between the US and Iran could affect China’s energy supply from the region. Photo: Reuters

As US and Iran step back from the brink, China faces energy security risk

  • Analysts say uncertainties in the Middle East may have implications for the country – a major buyer of oil in the region
  • Beijing has opposed Washington’s ‘military adventurism’ but avoided criticising Tehran’s retaliation

Topic |   US-Iran tensions
A worsening of tensions between the US and Iran could affect China’s energy supply from the region. Photo: Reuters A worsening of tensions between the US and Iran could affect China’s energy supply from the region. Photo: Reuters
A worsening of tensions between the US and Iran could affect China’s energy supply from the region. Photo: Reuters
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