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The Global Implications Of Chinas Thirst For Energy

By Jonathan Story

The following article was written for MEES by Jonathan Story, Shell Fellow in Economic Transformation, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Expectations about the worlds future shape are always volatile, but Chinas performances last year brought forward the prospect of major changes ahead in the structure of global energy markets. Last year, China replaced Japan as the second world oil importer, making...