China's Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing's Maritime Policies

China's Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing's Maritime Policies

by Gabriel B. Collins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591143306

ISBN-13: 9781591143307

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

A variety of viewpoints is offered in this timely analysis of China's economy and the future shape of Beijing's energy consumption. The authors, all noted authorities in the fields of economics, diplomacy, energy, and defense, consider an unprecedented range of influences and factors to avoid the limitations of looking at the subject myopically or with political

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A variety of viewpoints is offered in this timely analysis of China's economy and the future shape of Beijing's energy consumption. The authors, all noted authorities in the fields of economics, diplomacy, energy, and defense, consider an unprecedented range of influences and factors to avoid the limitations of looking at the subject myopically or with political bias. They conclude that while energy insecurity could eventually lead to an arms race at sea or even a naval conflict that neither side wants, there is ample room for Sino-American energy dialogue and cooperation in the maritime domain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591143307
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
485
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Gabriel B. Collins   Andrew S. Erickson   Lyle J. Goldstein   William S. Murray     xi
China's Energy Future and National Security Strategy
Dilemmas and Imperatives of Beijing's Strategic Energy Dependence: The PLA Perspective   James Mulvenon     1
Energy as China's Achilles' Heel?   Chas W. Freeman Jr.     13
Scenarios for the Chinese Economy   Daniel H. Rosen   Trevor Houser     21
The Past, Present, and Future of China's Energy Sector   David Pietz     36
The Geopolitics of China's LNG Development   Mikkal Herberg     61
Chinese Efforts to Create a National Tanker Fleet   Gabriel B. Collins   Andrew S. Erickson     81
China's Global Energy Access
China's Naval Ambitions in the Indian Ocean   James R. Holmes   Toshi Yoshihara     117
China's Energy Strategy toward the Middle East: Saudi Arabia   Saad Rahim     143
China's Evolving Relationship with Iran   Ahmed Hashim     162
The Energy Component of China's Africa Strategy   Clifford Shelton     186
China's Continental Energy Strategy: Russia and Central Asia   Vitaly Kozyrev     202
Carving Up the East China Sea   Peter Dutton     252
China, the South China Sea, and U.S. Strategy   John Garofano     279
China's Naval Development and Concerns Regarding Energy Access Denial
Chinese Naval Analysts Consider the Energy Question   Gabriel B. Collins   Andrew S. Erickson   Lyle J. Goldstein     299
The Energy Factor in Chinese Maritime Strategy   Bernard D. Cole     336
China's Surface Combatants and the New SLOC Defense Imperative   James Bussert     352
A Comparative Historical Approach to Blockade Strategies: Implications for China   Bruce Elleman     365
No Oil for the Lamps of China?   Gabriel B. Collins   William S. Murray     387
China's Energy Security and U.S.-China Relations
China's Naval Modernization Effort: Potential Implications for Required U.S. Navy Capabilities   Ronald O'Rourke     411
Concerns with Respect to China's Energy Policy   Dan Blumenthal     418
Energy Insecurity with Chinese and American Characteristics: Realities and Possibilities   Jonathan D. Pollack     437
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms     457
About the Contributors     461
Index     473

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