China's Energy Strategy : The Impact on Bejing's Maritime by Collins, Gabriel B.; Erickson, Andew S.; Goldstein, Lyle J,;

By Collins, Gabriel B.; Erickson, Andew S.; Goldstein, Lyle J,; Murray, William S.

A number of viewpoints is on the market during this well timed research of China's economic system and the long run form of Beijing's power intake. The authors, all famous specialists within the fields of economics, international relations, strength, and safeguard, think of an remarkable variety of impacts and components to prevent the restrictions of the topic myopically or with political bias. They finish that whereas power lack of confidence may possibly finally bring about an palms race at sea or perhaps a naval clash that neither facet wishes, there's considerable room for Sino-
American power discussion and cooperation within the maritime area.

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An attack on such foreign-owned and -operated facilities would be an act of war against their owners as well as China. Such an attack could impose much more consequential collateral damage on the attacker than on China. indd 15 3/27/08 10:18:01 AM 1 6 Chas W. F r eema n Jr . A metaphor of local interest makes the larger point: the China Maritime Studies Institute annual conference took place in Rhode Island, my native state—an international byword for patriotic parades and organized crime, to which I come home when I wish to feel slender and listen to English as it should be spoken.

6. ” For more detail on these debates, see Erica Downs, “The Chinese Energy Security Debate,” The China Quarterly, no. 177 (March 2004): 21–41. 7. “PLA Boosts Its Capability in Quartermaster Material and POL Support,” Liberation Army Daily, 12 February 2004. 8. Liu Daoguo, “Making ‘War Blood’ Even More Accessible—Record of Military Region Units Putting Great Effort Forth to Enhance Standardized Management in POL Supply,” Zhanqi bao [Battle Flag News], 1 November 2005, p. 1. 9. Ibid. 10. These conservation efforts have increased in importance in part because of the PLAAF’s (People’s Liberation Army Air Force) increased training tempo.

32. Lu Linwen, “油料储备” [“Petroleum Reserve”], in 中国战争动员百科全书 [China War Mobilization Encyclopedia], Qian Shugen, ed. (Beijing: Military Sciences Press, 2003), 150. 33. China’s current oil import dependency stands around 50 percent. Chinese domestic oil production appears likely to climb slightly in coming years and then plateau. Taken in conjunction with oil demand growth that could range from 3 to 6 percent annually (thus adding more than 200,000 billion barrels to demand each year), Chinese oil import dependency is poised to continue rising and could exceed 60 percent by 2010–12.

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