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  • He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences

    Oct 31, 2022

    The United States has complained bitterly about the recent OPEC announcement of a cut in oil production, which was seen as providing indirect aid to Russia and as a slap in the face to U.S. President Joe Biden. But U.S. complaints have been met with a sharp backlash from Saudi Arabia as it looks eastward.

  • Zhou Xiaoming, Former Deputy Permanent Representative of China’s Mission to the UN Office in Geneva

    Sep 14, 2022

    Capping the price of Russian oil will mean that unfettered trade in accordance with the law of supply and demand will be undermined. Free markets will be distorted when the “invisible hand” is replaced by anti-market government intervention.

  • Dong Ting, Assistant Professor, Center for International Security and Strategy, Tsinghua University

    Apr 11, 2022

    Russia’s deep integration in the global energy market is the result of a long and complex interaction of many actors in the value chain. Therefore, so-called moral clarity will require precise, case-by-case analysis of real-world facts. The outcome remains to be seen.

  • He Wenping, Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences

    Mar 28, 2022

    American policy in the Middle East has Saudi Arabia thinking about selling oil to China in Chinese yuan rather than U.S. dollars. The shift would weaken the dollar’s dominant position in the global oil market.

  • Han Liqun, Researcher, China Institutes of Contemporary Int'l Relations

    Jan 05, 2022

    A permanent reduction in global oil and gas output may come sooner than expected. Fossil energy companies are looking ahead with caution. Instead of investing their profits in exploration or production, they are turning to capital markets.

  • Wu Zhenglong, Senior Research Fellow, China Foundation for Int'l Studies

    May 14, 2020

    While reductions will end price wars, major problems remain unresolved on the demand side. Consumption has fallen because of the coronavirus pandemic, and little short of a vaccine will help.

  • Dan Steinbock, Founder, Difference Group

    Feb 29, 2016

    The U.S.-led petrodollar era has eclipsed. It is being surpassed by a multipolar oil age. The current transitional era is permeated by fundamental change, opportunism and speculation.

  • Sun Lijian, Associate Professor, Fudan University

    Dec 08, 2015

    When achieving a stable global economy supercedes local and political interests, and a sustainable rebound in the global oil prices begins to emerge, this will soothe the chaos in the geopolitical sphere, the price wars among the oil-producing countries, the sluggish investment and consumption in the world economy, the capital market’s negative judgment about the future business growth and the “liquidity trap” in the monetary policy.

  • Michal Meidan, Director, China Matters

    Jan 28, 2015

    Falling oil prices present challenges for the competitiveness of China’s own oil and gas sectors, and while providing short-term benefits for production, poses additional deflationary risks. However, there are opportunities for Beijing to support oil companies in acquisitions, and further its own reserves.

  • Jin Liangxiang, Senior Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute of Int'l Studies

    Jan 27, 2015

    The last months have witnessed oil prices at global markets dropping by more than 50%, the primary reasons being due to Saudi Arabia’s political protectionism over oil prices. Jin Liangxiang contends that beyond purely economic factors, Saudi Arabia actually intends to express its discontent and frustration, especially with Iran.

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