Rosneft – China. Another Conflict
Igor Sechin’s reassurances about the tightening cooperation between Rosneft and China are becoming less and less real. Not only did the sale of Russian company’s shares to the Chinese fail, but also Beijing fiercely criticised Rosneft’s operations in another country; it concerns extraction works on the South China Sea shelf within one of Vietnam’s projects. Until now, China was avoiding public criticism of their Russian partners. The case of South China Sea, therefore, is a sign of troubles in their relations.