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
Table of Contents
1. Will Resources Be Exhausted?-“Infinite Supply of Finite Resources
2. “Resource War: Will Mankind Fight for Resources?
3. Resource Contention: Resource Control or Market Competition?
4. Energy Crisis: “Natural Disaster and “Man-Made Calamity
5. Energy Security: From Energy Independence to Energy Interdependence
6. Energy Diplomacy: From “Bilateral Diplomacy to “Global Energy Governance
7. Energy: The “Achilles’ Heel of China?
8. Overseas Investment: “Going-Out Not Equal to “Taking-Back
9. Maritime Transportation Security: “Malacca Dilemma and “Strings of Pearls
10. “China Energy Threat Theory: Strategic Mutual Suspicion and Interaction
11. China’s Energy Strategy: From “Self-Reliance to “Energy Revolution
12. Climate Change and Sustainable Development
13. International Energy Transformation: Bright Future and Tortuous Road
14. “Beautiful China: “Chinese Dream of Green Development