China's Strategic Interests in the South China Sea: Power by Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres

By Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres

This title will discover China’s strategic pursuits within the South China Sea, with a selected emphasis on energy projection and source safety. China’s local activities and reactions are reshaping the ability dynamics in East and South-East Asia, whereas financial and geopolitical futures depend upon the variegated results of those advanced relationships with neighbours and the West. An introductory part might be complemented by four case reports (Japan, Vietnam, the united states and the Philippines) and the concluding bankruptcy will discuss the significance of the South China Sea to China as its new management bargains with starting to be fiscal and army might.

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35 The solution to declining oil supplies will involve a clever combination of renewable, ecofriendly, domestically produced energy supplies, including biofuels, geothermal, solar, oceanic waves and wind energy generation. In the interest of reasonable comparisons, 2,500m. of 7,000m. people currently depend on wood and other biomass fuels that cause even more deforestation and air pollution. As an energy source, coal replaced wood because—pound for pound—it contains twice as much energy as wood does.

Few would disagree that oil and geopolitics are tightly interconnected. It is no secret that the global politics of energy is shaping economic and diplomatic intercourses around the world. 50 China emerged relatively unscathed following the financial crisis of 2008–11, which provided the country with a clear opportunity to harness its strategic advantages while the EU and the USA struggled to recover from the downturn. 51 For example, China has undertaken numerous negotiations in Central Asia for a multi-million-dollar pipeline to transport Caspian Sea oil into mainland China.

Also, it has closely liaised with Pakistan regarding infrastructure projects, with Myanmar in order to establish radar systems and to build airstrips, and with Bangladesh concerning naval facilities. Clearly, China wishes to build its own capacity to secure critically important sea lanes, but it also seeks to continue to co-operate with Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA to keep the straits open. g. North Africa and the Middle East) but also the potential terrorist threats that nuclear plants and liquefied gas terminals might attract.

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