Oil, Energy and Power in Sino-Angolan Relations

Issue 54 – August 2010

The China Monitor for August 2010 focuses on the nature, depth and dynamics of the Angola-China relationship, focusing in particular on the oil connection.

For the Commentary piece Ana Alves, research fellow in the South African Institute of International Affairs’ China in Africa Project, sets the scene by reviewing at length the recent history and anatomy of Chinese oil interests in the African country.

In the Policy Watch, Jesse Ovadia, affiliated to York University in Toronto, Canada, provides an interpretation of the implications of China’s involvement in Angola’s oil industry against the backdrop of the Asian power’s wider foreign policy pursuits.

The Monitor subsequently tracks China’s local and international business news as well as China’s interaction with Africa over the past month.

Download Issue 54 of the China Monitor here.