The Economics and Politics of China's Energy Security Transition

  • ID: 4519458
  • Book
  • Region: China
  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The Economics and Politics of China's Energy Security Transition clarifies China's energy and foreign policies through a comprehensive examination of energy sources, providing an insider's unique perspective for assessing China's energy policies. China's historic decline in coal consumption since 2013-2014 and a plateauing of its carbon dioxide emissions have given China an unprecedented opportunity to decarbonize while growing its economy. In response to global questions about China's institutional, administrative, and political challenges and risks, this book provides the answers that everyone is asking.

  • Provides a rare assessment of China's energy policies and reveals insights into the Chinese government
  • Devotes attention to issues of global energy governance and energy sanctions
  • Includes data and reference content suitable for researchers in economics, sustainability, energy policy, geopolitics and political science
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1. Will Resources be Exhausted? "Infinite" Supply of Finite Resources
2. Wars about Resources: Will Man Fight for Resources?
3. Is "Energy Scrambling" a Matter of Control or Competition?
4. Energy Crisis: Natural and Man-Made
5. Energy Security: Independence or Interdependence?
6. Energy Diplomacy: The End or the Means?
7. "OPEC Complex:" Monopoly or Market?
8. Petroleum as a Weapon: The Dulled Blades
9. Is Energy China's Achilles' Heel?
10. Overseas Investment: "Going Global” is Not the Same as "Bringing it Back”
11. Maritime Safety: "The Malacca Dilemma” and "The String of Pearls”
12. "China as a Threat to Energy": Mutual Strategic Distrust and Interaction
13. Climate Change: Is Global Warming the End of the World?
14. International Energy Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges
15. Sustainable Development: Solution to Saving Not the Earth but Man
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Zhao, Hongtu
Dr. Hongtu Zhao, a research professor at Institute of World Economic Studies, part of the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), specializes in the study of energy and resource issues. His current field of study also encompasses global warming, unconventional security, and international political economics. A former visiting scholar in University of Wisconsin-Madison and Energy Charter Secretariat (located in Brussels), he has written and co-written several books, such as The Grand Chessboard of Global Energy and A Survey of International Strategic Resources.
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