The Question About the Development of Energy Diplomacy in the People's Republic of China (Since 1949 till Present)
Abstract.In his article Ezhov analyzes the development of energy diplomacy of the People's Republic of China, and what causes the interest of the PRC in diversification of energy resource importers. The author describes current and perspective ways of interaction and implementation of energy cooperation between the PRC and different regions or states. The object of the research is the energy diplomacy of the PRC that ramparts the reinforcement of the political and economic interaction and extension of inter-state cooperation as part of contemporary international relations. The subject of the research is the evoluton of the energy diplomacy of the PRC, institutional development of their energy economy, the main objectives and targets of the PRC energy diplomacy. The methodological basis of the research implies the principle of historicism that allowed the author to define the important role played by the energy diplomacy for China. The novelty of the research is caused by the fact that the author discovers new opportunities for the reinforcement of the communication regarding energy issues between the PRC and foreign states adn efficient implementation of the energy diplomacy of the PRC. The author describes the reasons of China and foreign state being interested in each other's energy resources. The author also describes the most beneficial importers of energy resources to China and defines areas of energy economy that will be most demanded in the country and important for the development of the energy sector of China itself. The author concludes that China will continue to pay much attention to their energy diplomacy and invest in the energy sector of foreign states as well as to promote the gas importer diversification policy.
Keywords: Asia, Energy potential, Energy cooperation, Renewable sources, National security, Diversification, Energy diplomacy, China, Africa, Central Asia
Article was received:25-10-2018
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