China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat. This book shows that domestic politics and foreign policy have both played a part in China's recent major energy policy decisions. However, China's increasing involvement in the global energy markets can be seen as an opportunity to enhance cooperation and interdependence rather than as a threat.
About the Author
Philip Andrews-Speed is Head of Department at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He leads the Centre's China Programme, which covers research, consultancy and professional training in the fields of petroleum, energy, mining and water law and policy.
Xuanli Liao is a Research and Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. A specialist in international relations, in recent years her research has been directed at decision-making in China's foreign policy, particularly in relation to Japan. Roland Dannreuther is Senior Lecturer in the Politics Department of the University of Edinburgh. His areas of research include regional and international security issues in Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East.
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