Power Grab

Power Grab

Already the world's biggest energy user, China is scouring the globe for even more coal, oil and natural gas.

Promise, peril in China’s pursuit of Russian oil

(Xinhua/Wang Jianwei / XINHUA/WANG JIANWEI)

A long history of mutual distrust and gnawing fear of dependency keeps China and Russia apart.

Chinese dam project angers Burmese

Chinese dam project angers Burmese

Public backlash against hydropower project reveals vulnerability in China’s quest for energy.

In South China Sea, an energy battle

In South China Sea, an energy battle

China’s insatiable thirst for oil has injected a highly combustible new element into long-running quarrels.

China seeks coal in Mongolia

China seeks coal in Mongolia

The world’s biggest energy user is making its neighbor uneasy as it scours the globe for fuel.

Oil interests push China into Sudanese mire

Oil interests push China into Sudanese mire

Reliance on oil outweighs China’s preference to not get involved in other nations’ internal affairs.

China’s energy grab

China’s energy grab

Explore China’s swift growth in energy consumption, a slower growth in production, and which countries it leans on to cover the difference.

China turning to Mongolia for coal

China turning to Mongolia for coal

GRAPHIC | As China continues to step up steel production, it will require increasing amounts of coking coal.