good (L.A. TIMES) article – ht to the ODT (their ‘World Focus’ lift-out).

A taste:

China’s manufacturing juggernaut needs fuel to keep cranking out exports. Rising living standards are boosting consumption as well; China is already the world’s largest car market. China may be importing as much as 80% of its petroleum by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency. China alone will account for half of all new oil demand in the next five years, the agency estimated.

It looks at their involvement in Libya. This is good journalism, well done.


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