With roughly $67 billion mobilized since 2007, China has become a main source of Venezuela’s external financing, and an important partner of its oil-based economy. What is the extent of China’s support of Maduro? Has that support waned recently? How extensive is China’s role in Venezuela’s oil industry? As international pressure mounts toward the Maduro regime, including US sanctions, what does the future hold for the troubled, oil-rich nation and its relationship with China?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Tuesday, October 22 from 9:00-10:30 A.M. for a discussion on China’s engagement with Venezuela’s oil industry and the possible scenarios ahead.


Francisco Monaldi
Fellow, Latin American Energy Policy
Rice University

Carrie Filipetti
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
US Department of State

Alejandro Grisanti

Ann Lee
Adjunct Professor
New York University

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional speakers to be announced