The Emerging Chinese Energy Challenge in Africa - Towards a New Energy Policy
Article from: OGEL 1 (2008), in China Energy Law and Policy
China's foreign policy in recent years has had to increasingly reflect the domestic imperatives of economic growth and resource acquisition. Over the past decade a new Chinese foreign policy has evolved to keep pace with the energy requirements of its booming economy. In simple terms, it has had to reflect domestic imperatives of growth and resource acquisition. This meant discarding its socialist world vision and turning its back on the autarkic economic growth path which was the cornerstone of Mao Tse Tung's Cultural Revolution. Consequently the need to find resources has ...