While the U.S. seems to be making a turn towards alternative fuels, China is busy buying up as many oil resources as possible. Without discrimination, China is scouring the globe for available oil resources, offering up large sums of money for partnerships with existing energy suppliers in countries in Africa, South-America, Central-Asia, and the Middle East. Its relationship with Iran could be considered particularly troubling for global politics. Truthout gives a nice overview of recent Chinese investments, and how the investments are often coupled with aid donations, and technical expertise ranging from oil field engineers and skilled workers for Angola, to fiber-optic networks for Teheran. Many of the partner countries often have a history of human-rights violations, or are controlled by despots.
[Source: TruthOut]

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