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By Collins, Gabriel B.; Erickson, Andew S.; Goldstein, Lyle J,; Murray, William S.

ISBN-10: 1612511511

ISBN-13: 9781612511511

A number of viewpoints is accessible during this well timed research of China's economic climate and the long run form of Beijing's strength intake. The authors, all famous specialists within the fields of economics, international relations, power, and protection, give some thought to an extraordinary variety of impacts and elements to prevent the restrictions of taking a look at the topic myopically or with political bias. They finish that whereas strength lack of confidence may well ultimately bring about an hands race at sea or perhaps a naval clash that neither aspect desires, there's considerable room for Sino-
American power discussion and cooperation within the maritime area.

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Urbanization $90 81% 77% $80 $70 $60 66% 57% $50 $40 35% 40% 29% $30 $20 $10 $0 M. East L. S. indd 26 3/27/08 10:18:03 AM Scen arios for the Chi n ese E con omy 27 Background Forces Responsible So far we have summarized the state of China’s economy today in more or less static terms. To achieve our goal of providing reliable scenarios for China’s economic footprint in the future—and hence clarifying the energy footprint that derives from it—we must identify key forces underpinning and impelling economic growth to date and, ultimately, ask whether those are the same forces needed to maintain growth in the future, and whether they will be sustained.

5 times less efficient than is the United States. If China has further to go in energy efficiency, this also makes it much easier for it to conserve and thereby curb growth in demand for imported oil and gas—all the more so because Chinese consumers have not yet become accustomed to the high levels of energy consumption that are taken for granted in the United States. The current Chinese government seems belatedly to have found both the vision and the will to do serious demand management, something American politics will not permit.

2. The major exception to this generalization is transportation, which is disproportionately dependent on petroleum. 3. It is not clear that China actually has an articulated energy strategy, given the complex landscape of bureaucratic and commercial interests involved, but the planning documents described in the text are the closest approximations of Beijing’s guiding principles and serve as the interpretative basis for concrete decisions. 4. Erik Nilsson and Selina Lo, “Forum Tackles ‘Balancing Act,’ ” China Daily, 7 November 2006.

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