1st Edition

China's Energy Security A Multidimensional Perspective

Edited By Giulia Romano, Jean-Francois Meglio Copyright 2016
    272 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    272 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A secure supply of energy is essential for all nations, to sustain their economy, and indeed their very survival. This subject is especially important in the case of China, as China’s booming economy and consequent demand for energy is affecting the whole world, and in turn potentially driving realignments in international relations. Moreover, as this book argues, energy security should be considered more broadly, to include issues of sustainability, environmental protection and the domestic organisation of energy policy and energy supply. This book presents a comprehensive picture of China’s energy security. It covers all energy sectors – coal, oil, gas, renewables; international relations with all major sources of energy supply – the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa; and key areas of domestic policy making and supply.

    1. Introduction: From "shaping" to "framing" China’s energy security and the example of the oil policy

    Jean-François Di Meglio, Giulia C.Romano

    2 Coal Resources and Coal Utilisation in China

    Liu Zhi, Wang Zhe

    3. Gas in China’s Energy Security Strategy: Threat of a New Form of Dependency?

    Giulia C. Romano, Yin Na, Xuanxuan Zhang

    4. Low-Carbon Energy in China's Energy Security Strategy

    Benjamin Denjean, Cyril Cassisa

    5. Conflicts in the South China Sea: Energy Resources, ASEAN, and the Question of Regional Stability

    François Bafoil

    6. China and the Middle East: Moving Beyond Energy Trade

    Michal Meidan

    7. China’s New Energy Haven: Opportunities and Challenges in Central Asia

    Vanessa Boas, Olga A. Spaiser

    8. China’s Energy Security and Sino-African Energy Cooperation

    Ka-ho Yu, Yunheng Zhou

    9. Decentralised energy resources as a challenge to the secular top-down paradigm of energy production?

    Marie-Hélène Schwoob

    10. Controlling the growth of China’s power consumption through industrial energy efficiency as pillar of national energy security

    Patrick Schroeder

    11. The Energy Transition and Energy Security of Cities: the Urban Dimension of Chinese Energy Issues

    Giulia C.Romano


    Giulia Romano is the Energy Programme Manager at Asia Centre, Paris, France.

    Jean-Francois Di Meglio is President of Asia Centre, Paris, France.

    "Finally, an important feature of the book is the methodological innovation. Many of the contributors are experts in the energy field, while others have more specifi c knowledge of Chinese energy security politics and policies. As such, the data and analyses provided represent an original mixture. This volume is valuable for all scholars and students with an interest in China’s energy policies, but particularly for policymakers and specialists concerned about getting a real understanding of China’s intricate dynamics, actors and processes in the field of energy security."

    Silvia Menegazzi,  Department of Political Science, LUISS Guido Carli University, The International Spectator