This chapter concludes the study by summarizing the main arguments and findings. The analysis focuses on the influence of the key actors in the energy-policy-making apparatus [the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), national oil companies (NOCs), governmental energy bodies, local governments, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the media, and academics] and how their relationships evolve and shape strategy and policy. Returning to the alarmist scenarios about China’s energy security policy and the potential for conflict between China and other major energy consumers over limited energy resources, the chapter examines the possibility of avoiding classical security dilemmas and spiraling conflicts by engaging in hedging strategies that promote security sensibility and develop trust through risk management.
Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .