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Shaping China's energy security: The impact of domestic reforms

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  • Yao, Lixia
  • Chang, Youngho

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This paper is a subsequent study of China's energy security situation which concludes that China's energy security has not improved over 30 years of economic reform. The objective of the study is to explore qualitatively why the energy security situation has not improved. To answer the ‘why’ question, the study opens up a new perspective by analyzing the relationship between energy security and energy policies from the macroeconomic reform perspective. This study discusses major reforms that took place over 30 years. It is found that China's macroeconomic reform has restricted the formation of China's energy policies and determined its energy security situation. In essence, China's energy policies are only a reaction to the macroeconomic measures. In other words, China's energy policies are not originally intended to improve energy security, but passive reactions to China's macroeconomic reform. This explains why China did not improve its energy security situation despite 30 years of reform.

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  • Yao, Lixia & Chang, Youngho, 2015. "Shaping China's energy security: The impact of domestic reforms," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 77(C), pages 131-139.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:77:y:2015:i:c:p:131-139
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.12.014
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