China and India

Book description

The book sheds understanding on the relations between development and global energy security by looking at China and India. It addresses the following issues: what is the new definition of energy security, how does it affect global politics and international relations? What are the energy security concerns of China and India, and what policies and approaches have they taken to deal with energy security issues? Since China and India are searching for oil and gas in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia, will their acquisition efforts conflict with the interests of other energy giants such as the U.S., Japan, and will their growing overseas activities challenge U.S. policy in those energy-rich regions?

The book provides insight into what the new global energy order may be and how the growth models and energy structures may shape the economic growth and energy. It analyzes both the state-centered approach and market-oriented approach in the global quest for energy resources. It also examines how China and India can adopt a cooperative approach for beneficial relations.

The book will be of interest to anyone who is keen to learn how the World especially U.S.A. can accomodate and adapt to the new global energy dynamics; China and India as new players in global energy markets.

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. China and India
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. List of figures, maps, tables
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. List of abbreviations
  9. 1 China, India, and the new global energy order
    1. 1.1 The Asian century?
    2. 1.2 New energy demand shifts east
    3. 1.3 Debates on oil-balance strategy
  10. 2 Economic growth and energy demand
    1. 2.1 Energy demand drivers
    2. 2.2 Energy demand
    3. 2.3 Energy supply
  11. 3 Geopolitics of energy security
    1. 3.1 Energy security in a global market
    2. 3.2 Meanings and dimensions of energy security in China and India
    3. 3.3 China’s and India’s energy security concerns
    4. 3.4 Securing China’s and India’s energy
    5. 3.5 Challenges and constraints
  12. 4 Global quest for energy resources
    1. 4.1 Strategies: where and how to quest for energy resources?
    2. 4.2 NOCs and outward FDI as means for “going out”
    3. 4.3 Energy exploration abroad
    4. 4.4 Competitive advantages: Chinese NOCs versus Indian NOCs
  13. 5 Case study I: the Middle East
    1. 5.1 The importance of the Middle East
    2. 5.2 Chinese and Indian interests in the Middle East
    3. 5.3 China’s energy strategy in the Middle East
    4. 5.4 India’s energy strategy in the Middle East
    5. 5.5 Looking to Iran for energy resources
    6. 5.6 Will China and India challenge US policy in the Middle East?
  14. 6 Case study II: Africa
    1. 6.1 The importance of Africa
    2. 6.2 China and India are not newcomers to Africa
    3. 6.3 China’s energy strategy in Africa
    4. 6.4 India’s energy strategy in Africa
  15. 7 Case study III: Southeast Asia
    1. 7.1 Oil and gas in Southeast Asia
    2. 7.2 China–ASEAN energy ties
    3. 7.3 India’s “look east” strategy
    4. 7.4 China–India gas competition in Myanmar
  16. 8 Conclusions: adapting to the new global energy dynamic
    1. 8.1 Threat or opportunity?
    2. 8.2 China–India energy relations: from competition to cooperation?
    3. 8.3 US, China, and India: working together to shape a new international energy order
  17. Notes
  18. Index

Product information

  • Title: China and India
  • Author(s): Hong Zhao
  • Release date: June 2013
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781136447143