Enter the Dragon? Chinese Oil Companies & Resistance in the Niger Delta

  title={Enter the Dragon? Chinese Oil Companies & Resistance in the Niger Delta},
  author={C. Obi},
  journal={Review of African Political Economy},
  pages={417 - 434}
  • C. Obi
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Review of African Political Economy
  • This article explores the ramifications of the entry of Chinese state oil companies into the volatile Niger Delta for the politics of local resistance in the region ‐ until recently, virtually the preserve of Western oil multinationals and smaller Independents. The entry of Chinese oil companies in the context of a ‘new’ scramble for Africa's resources, and as a response to strategic moves by the Nigerian petro‐state and ruling elite to increase oil revenues, and diversify its near‐total… CONTINUE READING
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