publication . Master thesis . 2000

Petroleum in the South China Sea : a Chinese national interest

Snildal, Knut;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2000
The thesis analyses the relationship between China's petroleum policies and China's involvement in the South China Sea conflict. The aim of the thesis is to determine what China's national interest are in the South China Sea, and to detect who forms, and how, China's South China Sea policy. The thesis discusses whether China's assumed interest in the South China Sea of exploiting the petroleum reserves of the territorially disputed areas of the South China Sea is a short-term national interest promoted by China's supreme leadership, or whether this assumed national interest is in fact a bureaucratic interest created by Chinese oil corporations and the Chinese na...
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