CHINA VS USA

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  • DIRECTOR : Jean-Christophe Klotz
  • PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Arte, RTBF, SBS, TSR, TV5
  • DATE : 2007
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  • DURATION : 1x52'

SYNOPSIS

It's the end of a myth which lasted 3 000 years. Since its oil shortage, China has relied on the world outside. Energy is its weak spot?

It's the end of a myth which lasted 3000 years. Since its oil shortage, China has relied on the world outside. Energy is its weak spot, its Achilles'heel, and the problem will become more pronounced in proportion to its unbridled economic growth. For 3 years, Chines authorities have been travelling more and more to secure oil contracts and concessions, incessantly butting heads with the US. Contracts have been signed with Venezuela, Iran, the Sudan and Angola. In exchange, China offers its support. It also protects some partner nations by threatening to use its UN veto against resolutions involving human rights (Darfour) or nuclear issues (Iran). This 52' investigate film offers an unprecedented examination of the issues that reach beyond the question of oil. World geopolitics is entirely turned on its head...

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