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China’s Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century

The Role of Global Governance and Climate Change

Four case studies that reveal China’s growing role in global energy governance.

China’s Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century explores the evolution of China’s energy security from its bilateral going-out strategy to its more multilateral Belt and Road Initiative. By analyzing the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book examines China’s evolving role in global energy governance through four empirical case studies: China’s energy cooperation with Russia and Central Asia, Africa, the European Union, and the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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“Kaho Yu has written a splendid overview of China’s efforts to engage in bilateral cooperation to ensure greater energy cooperation between countries in central Asia, Africa, and Europe and improve global supply chains. This book could not come at a more opportune moment, as the world seems to be undecided on the efficacy of cooperative multilateralism to enhance climate and energy goals.”

Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

“Despite profound changes in technology and the economy since the Industrial Revolution, energy remains central to both economic prosperity and international security. Economic development is plain energy-intensive. The world’s largest, richest country is still developing. The planet is embroiled in geopolitical rivalry. The geographical distribution of critical minerals is skewed. All these mean energy security will be a profoundly important challenge in the century ahead. Yu’s book provides exactly the substantive, thoughtful research that we will need to begin to unpack these issues.”

—Danny Quah, Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University Singapore

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Keunwook Paik
Foreword by Professor Xia Yishan
Foreword by Professor Ramon Pacheco Pardo
List of Abbreviations
A Debate of Chinese Energy Security
Structure of the Subsequent Chapters
1. Evolution of Chinese Energy and Climate Strategy: From Going-Out Strategy to the Belt and Road Initiative
2. Belt and Road Initiative, AIIB, and Global Energy Governance
3. China–Central Asia Energy Cooperation: A Transnational Infrastructure Network of Oil and Gas Pipelines
4. China-Africa Energy Cooperation: From Oil Diplomacy to Low-Carbon Investments
5. China-EU Energy Cooperation: A Partnership in Low-CarbonTransition
6. Conclusion: What Is Next for China in Global Energy Governance?

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