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Ms Miriam Laura SANCHEZ CESAR 米莉安

BA in International Relations, MA in Chinese Studies

PhD Student

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Contact Information

Office: NSB, Room 807
Phone: 3442-6027 / 3442-7340
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: msanchezc2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Chinese energy policy
  • Energy security
  • Foreign policy
  • Chinese oil companies
  • Relations between China and Latin America
Supervisor: Prof Daniel Lynch

Recent Research Projects

  • I want to analyze and compare the role of Chinese oil companies as new influential actors that intentionally and unintentionally have an impact in the Chinese foreign policy. Unintentionally refers to the companies narrow pursue of commercial interests abroad that create challenges for Chinese diplomats (CNOOC attempt to buy UNOCAL, Darfur Crisis, etc.). Intentionally refers to the companies’ efforts to influence foreign policy in order to protect their commercial interest abroad (for example, CEOs trying to lobby Chinese officials, in order to make them adopt polices to protect their interests abroad).


  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Chinese Language Scholarship, Beijing Language and Cultural University 北京语言大学 2013-2014