Platforms, Pipelines & Policies: Energy & Security in China and Asia Pacific
China’s search for expanded, more reliable, and more sustainable sources of energy to fuel its development has become a major driver of China’s foreign relations. Beijing’s recent agreement to purchase Russian natural gas via a new Siberian pipeline and its use of drilling platforms to assert sovereignty claims in the South China Sea demonstrate that energy contracts, exploration and production have become primary goals and tools of Chinese foreign policy. The challenges and opportunities of China’s rise cannot be understood without expert appraisal of its energy needs and strategies – and consideration of alternative policy responses.
China and its periphery will be the focus of the second in the Wilson Center’s series on Regional and Global Energy Issues, which was launched in July with a public program on Russia, Ukraine and Energy Security. Programs held throughout 2014 and 2015 will present a comprehensive overview and deep regional and policy analyses of energy issues based on the framework of Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, a 2013 book published by the Wilson Center and Johns Hopkins University Press which is now in its second printing.
Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis
Mikkal E. Herberg, Research Director, Energy Security Program, National Bureau of Asian Research, and Senior Lecturer, UC San Diego
Amos J. Hochstein, International Energy Coordinator, US Department of State
J. William Ichord, Vice President, International Government Affairs, ConocoPhillips Corporation
Jan H. Kalicki, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and lead, Regional and Global Energy Issues; Co-editor, Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition
David L. Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC, former State Department Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, and Co-editor, Energy & Security
Moderated by Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States