China's Energy Security

China's Energy Security : A Multidimensional Perspective

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A secure supply of energy is essential for all nations, to sustain their economy, and indeed their very survival. This subject is especially important in the case of China, as China's booming economy and consequent demand for energy is affecting the whole world, and in turn potentially driving realignments in international relations. Moreover, as this book argues, energy security should be considered more broadly, to include issues of sustainability, environmental protection and the domestic organisation of energy policy and energy supply. This book presents a comprehensive picture of China's energy security. It covers all energy sectors - coal, oil, gas, renewables; international relations with all major sources of energy supply - the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa; and key areas of domestic policy making and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 33.02mm | 562g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 17 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white; 17 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138913146
  • 9781138913141

About Jean-Francois Meglio

Giulia Romano is the Energy Programme Manager at Asia Centre, Paris, France. Jean-Francois Di Meglio is President of Asia Centre, Paris, more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: From "shaping" to "framing" China's energy security and the example of the oil policy Jean-Francois Di Meglio, Giulia C.Romano 2 Coal Resources and Coal Utilisation in China Liu Zhi, Wang Zhe 3. Gas in China's Energy Security Strategy: Threat of a New Form of Dependency? Giulia C. Romano, Yin Na, Xuanxuan Zhang 4. Low-Carbon Energy in China's Energy Security Strategy Benjamin Denjean, Cyril Cassisa 5. Conflicts in the South China Sea: Energy Resources, ASEAN, and the Question of Regional Stability Francois Bafoil 6. China and the Middle East: Moving Beyond Energy Trade Michal Meidan 7. China's New Energy Haven: Opportunities and Challenges in Central Asia Vanessa Boas, Olga A. Spaiser 8. China's Energy Security and Sino-African Energy Cooperation Ka-ho Yu, Yunheng Zhou 9. Decentralised energy resources as a challenge to the secular top-down paradigm of energy production? Marie-Helene Schwoob 10. Controlling the growth of China's power consumption through industrial energy efficiency as pillar of national energy security Patrick Schroeder 11. The Energy Transition and Energy Security of Cities: the Urban Dimension of Chinese Energy Issues Giulia C.Romanoshow more

Review quote

"Finally, an important feature of the book is the methodological innovation. Many of the contributors are experts in the energy field, while others have more specifi c knowledge of Chinese energy security politics and policies. As such, the data and analyses provided represent an original mixture. This volume is valuable for all scholars and students with an interest in China's energy policies, but particularly for policymakers and specialists concerned about getting a real understanding of China's intricate dynamics, actors and processes in the field of energy security." Silvia Menegazzi, Department of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli University, The International Spectatorshow more