"No matter if it's rogue's oil or a friend's oil, we don't care," said an energy adviser to the central government who spoke on the condition he not be identified, citing the threat of government disciplinary action. "Human rights? We don't care. We care about oil. Whether Iran would have nuclear weapons or not is not our business. America cares, but Iran is not our neighbor. Anyone who helps China with energy is a friend."Worthwhile read.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
In little more than a decade, China has changed from a net exporter of oil into the world's second-largest importer, trailing only the United States.