China's Energy Security

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Title China's Energy Security
Author Xu, Yi-chong
Journal Name Australian Journal of International Affairs
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract As the Chinese energy deficit increases at rates equal to or exceeding its economic growth, energy security raises an alarm among its policy-makers and the international community. This article asks whether China faces any threat to its energy security; and whether China's worldwide quest for energy is a threat to the regional and international stability. The main argument is that while China faces serious challenges in meeting its rising energy demand, its efforts to do so have been primarily domestically focused. In its foreign energy policy, China has behaved like a normal player in the international energy market, buying as much oil as it can and investing in as many places as it can afford. It is unlikely that the country is willing to seek overseas energy supplies at the expense of a peaceful regional and international environment which is a necessary condition for its continuing economic development.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713404203
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357710600696175
Volume 60
Issue Number 2
Page from 265
Page to 286
ISSN 1035-7718
Date Accessioned 2007-07-25
Date Available 2009-12-17T22:30:20Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Comparative Government and Politics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27685
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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