Erica S. Downs, a fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC, focuses on the international expansion of Chinese companies and China’s energy and foreign policies. She was an energy analyst at the CIA.

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China, Iran and the Nexen deal

The $15.1-billion bid for Nexen Inc. by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has triggered a debate in Canada about how far to go in allowing China's national oil companies (NOCs) to buy into …

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