China's Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century

The Role of Global Governance and Climate Change

(帶路 · 能源︰中國能源、氣候與外交的重塑)

Kaho Yu

ISBN : 978-988-8805-63-1

Politics, Government, Public Administration Studies of the Contemporary Asia Pacific

March 2023

144 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$550.00

Kaho Yu’s China’s Energy Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Role of Global Governance and Climate Change explores the evolution of China’s energy security from its bilateral going-out strategy to its more multilateral Belt and Road Initiative. By analysing the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book examines China’s evolving role in global energy governance through four empirical case studies: China’s energy cooperation with Russia and Central Asia, Africa, the European Union, and the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Kaho Yu is head of Energy and Resources at Verisk Maplecroft, a global risk consultancy. He also holds academic affiliations with London Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science, and the Asian Energy Studies Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has published widely on Chinese energy security, global energy / climate governance and the Belt and Road Initiative. He obtained his PhD in International Political Economy from King’s College London.

“Kaho Yu has written a splendid overview of China’s efforts to engage in bilateral cooperation to ensure greater energy cooperation between countries in central Asia, Africa, and Europe and improve global supply chains. This book could not come at a more opportune moment, as the world seems to be undecided on the efficacy of cooperative multilateralism to enhance climate and energy goals.”

—Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

“Despite profound changes in technology and the economy since the Industrial Revolution, energy remains central to both economic prosperity and international security. Economic development is plain energy-intensive. The world’s largest, richest country is still developing. The planet is embroiled in geopolitical rivalry. The geographical distribution of critical minerals is skewed. All these mean energy security will be a profoundly important challenge in the century ahead. Yu’s book provides exactly the substantive, thoughtful research that we will need to begin to unpack these issues.”

—Danny Quah, Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore