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Author Clarke, Ryan, author.

Title Chinese energy security : the myth of the PLAN's frontline status / Ryan Clarke.

Publication Info. Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 101.146/3:C 44    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vii, 113 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series The Letort papers
Letort papers.
Note Description based on PDF version; title from title screen (viewed on Sept. 7, 2010).
"August 2010."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-113).
Summary "This monograph examines the dynamics of China's energy security dilemma and the role of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Following this, PLAN development is discussed, and its future role in regional security is hypothesized. This report argues that it is domestic market inefficiencies and poor management practices that pose the greatest threat to China's energy security. Further, less and less of Chinese energy imports are making their way to the country by sea; thus the PLAN actually has a minimal role to play. Given these realities, Chinese fears of a naval blockade that deprives it of energy supplies as well as American confidence that this is a realistic strategic option in the event of hostilities are implausible. In addition, Beijing's desire to develop aircraft carriers and other high-tech naval capabilities combined with its contribution to the anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden have led many analysts to erroneously conclude that China seeks to engage in global power projection like the United States. However, the focus of the PLAN will remain regional and on asymmetric capabilities, namely, the effective use of submarines and other undersea devices that ultimately seek to deter American and possible Japanese involvement in a conflict over Taiwan and/or in the South China Sea, such as the Spratly Islands, which China views as inalienable parts of its territory. Although China's interests are expanding and becoming more international in nature, recovering from the century of humiliation and ensuring domestic legitimacy remain the top priorities of China's leadership."--P. vii.
Subject China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun. Hai jun. -- Organization.
China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun. Hai jun. -- Operational readiness.
China. Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun. Hai jun. (OCoLC)fst00592570
Energy policy -- China.
Petroleum industry and trade -- China.
Sea-power -- China.
Sea control.
National security -- China.
China -- Dependency on foreign countries.
Taiwan -- Strategic aspects.
Spratly Islands -- Strategic aspects.
Spratly Islands -- International status.
South China Sea -- Strategic aspects.
China -- Military policy -- 21st century.
Armies -- Organization. (OCoLC)fst00814815
Economic assistance -- Foreign countries. (OCoLC)fst01352829
Energy policy. (OCoLC)fst00910200
International law. (OCoLC)fst00976984
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Operational readiness (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01046384
Petroleum industry and trade. (OCoLC)fst01059546
Sea control. (OCoLC)fst01110020
Sea-power. (OCoLC)fst01110196
Strategic aspects of individual places. (OCoLC)fst01355062
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
South China Sea. (OCoLC)fst01244526
Spratly Islands. (OCoLC)fst01244945
Taiwan. (OCoLC)fst01207854
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute, issuing body.
Note Myth of the People's Liberation Army Navy's frontline status
Other Form: Print version: Clarke, Ryan. Chinese energy security (OCoLC)659557667
ISBN 1584874562
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-18 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/3:C 44

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