Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

FEEDING THE DRAGON: China & Natural Resource Development in Oceania

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


May 21, 2015. (Thursday) 12:30-14:30


FEEDING THE DRAGON: China & Natural Resource Development in Oceania


China’s economic growth and emergence as a global power has resulted in its increasing need for natural resources. Its policy of accessing natural resources through state-led “resource diplomacy” has facilitated the increase in both the volume and value of Chinese investments in natural resource extractions worldwide. This has had both positive and negative impacts on socio-economic developments, especially in Third World countries.

This often raises concern, especially amongst Western countries that have a long history of investments in natural resource extractions in developing countries.

This presentation will examine Chinese investments on natural resource developments in Oceania, with a focus on mining, fisheries and forestry.

It will discuss the nature and dynamics of increasing Chinese investments and their social, economic and geo-political implications for Pacific Island countries and those interested in the region.


Dr. Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (Associate Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii)


Masaki Kataoka (Research Planning Department, IDE-JETRO)



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
Soukknilanh Keola E-mail:Souknilanh_KeolaE-mail