Venezuela says it is working on a number of new oil deals with China
Venezuela says it is working on a number of new oil deals with China, as it aims to reduce its dependence upon crude exports to the US.
The left-wing Venezuelan government said it would work with China National Petroleum Corporation to boost Chinese investment in its oil facilities.
It added that there were also joint plans to build a fleet of new tanker ships and three refineries in China.
China's breakneck economic growth of recent years means it is today the world's second-biggest oil consumer after the US.
Venezuela is the world's eighth largest oil exporter.