Energy: The Top Challenge to Contemporary China

  • Yuwa Wei


Following the discussions on China’s legal and practical efforts on energy security in Chap.  1, this Chapter focuses on the country’s energy diplomacy. As the term suggests, energy diplomacy is a diplomacy aimed at securing a nation’s energy security. Energy is vital to how our economics and societies function. It is at the intersection of national security and economic prosperity. Since the new century, energy issues have been at the top of the global agenda for forums ranging from the United Nations to the G7 and G20. Generally speaking, countries’ efforts in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, economic statecraft, security, and development are widely affected by energy concerns.


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  • Yuwa Wei
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  1. 1.Freelance writerMelbourneAustralia

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