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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591143307
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 485
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabriel B. Collins, Andrew S. Erickson, and Lyle J. Goldstein are professors and specialists in China in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, and founding members of the Navy's China Maritime Studies Institute. William S. Murray, a retired naval officer who qualified to command nuclear submarines and made Cold War deployments in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is an associate research professor at the Naval War College.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Gabriel B. Collins Collins, Gabriel B. Andrew S. Erickson Erickson, Andrew S. Lyle J. Goldstein Goldstein, Lyle J. William S. Murray Murray, William S.

Pt. 1 China's Energy Future and National Security Strategy

Dilemmas and Imperatives of Beijing's Strategic Energy Dependence: The PLA Perspective James Mulvenon Mulvenon, James 1

Energy as China's Achilles' Heel? Chas W. Freeman Jr. Freeman, Chas W., Jr. 13

Scenarios for the Chinese Economy Daniel H. Rosen Rosen, Daniel H. Trevor Houser Houser, Trevor 21

The Past, Present, and Future of China's Energy Sector David Pietz Pietz, David 36

The Geopolitics of China's LNG Development Mikkal Herberg Herberg, Mikkal 61

Chinese Efforts to Create a National Tanker Fleet Gabriel B. Collins Collins, Gabriel B. Andrew S. Erickson Erickson, Andrew S. 81

Pt. II China's Global Energy Access

China's Naval Ambitions in the Indian Ocean James R. Holmes Holmes, James R. Toshi Yoshihara Yoshihara, Toshi 117

China's Energy Strategy toward the Middle East: Saudi Arabia Saad Rahim Rahim, Saad 143

China's Evolving Relationship with Iran Ahmed Hashim Hashim, Ahmed 162

The Energy Component of China's Africa Strategy Clifford Shelton Shelton, Clifford 186

China's Continental Energy Strategy: Russia and Central Asia Vitaly Kozyrev Kozyrev, Vitaly 202

Carving Up the East China Sea Peter Dutton Dutton, Peter 252

China, the South China Sea, and U.S. Strategy John Garofano Garofano, John 279

Part III

China's Naval Development and Concerns Regarding Energy Access Denial

Chinese Naval Analysts Consider the Energy Question Gabriel B. Collins Collins, Gabriel B. Andrew S. Erickson Erickson, Andrew S. Lyle J.Goldstein Goldstein, Lyle J. 299

The Energy Factor in Chinese Maritime Strategy Bernard D. Cole Cole, Bernard D. 336

China's Surface Combatants and the New SLOC Defense Imperative James Bussert Bussert, James 352

A Comparative Historical Approach to Blockade Strategies: Implications for China Bruce Elleman Elleman, Bruce 365

No Oil for the Lamps of China? Gabriel B. Collins Collins, Gabriel B. William S. Murray Murray, William S. 387

Part IV

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 O'Rourke, Ronald 411

Concerns with Respect to China's Energy Policy Dan Blumenthal Blumenthal, Dan 418

Energy Insecurity with Chinese and American Characteristics: Realities and Possibilities Jonathan D. Pollack Pollack, Jonathan D. 437

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms 457

About the Contributors 461

Index 473

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