publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

China's quest for oil security: oil (wars) in the pipeline?

Pak K. Lee;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2005
  • Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 4 Park. Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14. 4RN, UK
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
China's rapidly expanding demand for crude oil in the 1990s has brought about debates about the potential impact of the energy challenges facing China. Within the country, energy as a security issue has seized the attention of its leaders. Outside China, international strategic thinkers have been arguing among themselves over how China's thirst for oil would impact on regional peace and stability.\ud \ud This paper sets out to examine the following questions: How and why has the basic need for crude oil been perceived as a security question in China? How does China enhance its oil security? Is the option to engage Russia and Central Asia viable and why? What are...
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free text keywords: JZ, JQ, Geography, Planning and Development, Sociology and Political Science, Exploit, China, Potential impact, Middle East, Security question, Short run, Development economics, Diplomacy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Economy, Political science, Southeast asian
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