2017: China’s New Silk Road

China - Politik & Wirtschaft
Quelle: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus,  Volume 15 | Issue 8 | Number 1 | Apr 15, 2017
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China’s New Silk Road: Will it contribute to export of the black fossil-fuelled economy?

John A. Mathews, Hao Tan

Abstract: This article assesses the expansive internationalization of China’s energy role and inquires to what extent it is contributing to the export of greenhouse gases or a renewable energy future in Asia and beyond.

Suddenly the geopolitics of world energy are turned upside down. Donald Trump’s overt campaigns against green energy in the US, and his promotion of fossil fuels, are being viewed by informed observers as a case of ‘Donald Trump’s China First, Russia Second, America Third Foreign Policy’. As Michael Klare puts it in his latest posting on this topic, ‘.... in pursuing progress on clean energy, President Obama was driven not only by a concern for the future depredations of climate change, but also by a desire to ensure American pre-eminence in what he perceived as a global race to master the green technologies of the future’.1 Now the music has changed.

There is no doubt that China has emerged as a formidable player in the global renewable energy race....

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