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Title:China's development strategy and energy security: Growth, distribution and regional cooperation PDF Logo
Authors:Khan, Haider A.
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.56
Abstract:This paper analyses both global and regional approaches to solving problems of energy security and ecological imbalance by addressing specifically the problems of China's energy security. China's growing energy dependence has become a major concern for both economic and national security policymakers in that country. The ambitious goal of modernization of the economy along the lines of the other newly industrialized economies (NIEs) of Asia has succeeded only too well, and it is difficult to reorient economic priorities. If examined rigorously, such an economic strategic assumption can be seen to entail the goal of creating further technological capabilities. In particular, China seems to be firmly committed to the creation of a largely self-sustaining innovation system as part of a knowledge-based economy of the future. Such innovation systems, called positive feedback loop innovation systems or POLIS have been created by advanced countries, and NIEs such as South Korea and Taiwan are proceeding to create these as well. But this will add to its energy burden and further dependence on the US as the power which controls the key sea lanes. Only a strategic reorientation to building a self-sustaining POLIS and appropriate.
Subjects:China
development strategy
energy
environment
POLIS
innovation system
regional cooperation
JEL:O53
O13
C68
D62
Q32
ISBN:978-92-9230-104-0
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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