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China’s Role in the Transition to a New International Energy Order

  • Zewei Yang
Keywords: INTERNATIONAL ENERGY ORDER TRANSITION, NEW INTERNATIONAL ENERGY ORDER, CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL LAW, CHINA

Abstract

With the shift of energy production centres and oil consumption markets the international energy order has been changing, indicating four trends: the Arctic region and the international seabed area will become new energy sources; the exploitation of unconventional energy sources - a new focus; and the rulemaking right in the energy market - a new battlefield. Contemporary international law promotes, regulates, and safeguards the transition to a new international energy order, in which China should make efforts to shift its role from a passive recipient to an active innovator of international energy rules; from an onlooker to an active participant in international energy affairs; and from a receiver to a contributor of international energy public goods.
Published
2018-03-30