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China’s Energy Driven Foreign Policies and International Relationships

  • Yuwa Wei
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Abstract

Recent years have seen repeated invitations from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and its member states to urge China to become one of its members. For accommodating this initiative, the member states of the IEA are even considering rewriting the organization’s constitution if necessary. This prompts a round of to be, or not to be discussions in China in the field of public international law. China has been facing significant energy challenges since the 1990s, and has resolved to withstand the challenges by expanding its energy strength abroad through increasing its state shareholdings in some overseas energy companies. However, such attempts have been subject to frequent frustration. The fresh calls made by the IEA and its member countries offer an alternative solution for China to foster international cooperation for weathering energy challenges.

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  • Yuwa Wei
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  1. 1.Freelance writerMelbourneAustralia

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