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China's Energy Needs Make Middle East Important

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Submitted by Schills (United States), Sep 6, 2012 at 14:24

While the United States only consumes a fraction of Middle Eastern oil production, China and the European Union rely heavily on the Middle East for their oil needs. As long as China continues to grow economically, the Middle East will remain at the center of geopolitics.

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