Xun Xu is a senior research associate. He works on Chinese freight transport energy demand and freight transport big data projects. His research interests include macroeconomics, freight transport demand modeling, freight transport big data, and the Chinese economy. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked at the East West Center and in the Natural Resources and Environmental Management department of the University of Hawaii. Xun received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii in 2015.
After decades of rapid economic development, China is quickly becoming the world’s second-largest transport energy consumer. Recently, it has also surpassed the United States (U.S.) as the world’s largest oil importer, and it is expected to become the largest oil consumer by the early 2030s.6th January 2021