Asian Energy Security: The Maritime Dimension

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Hongyi Lai
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 15, 2009 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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Driven by rising oil demand and active initiatives, including recent Chinese naval escort of merchant vessels in the Gulf of Aden, Asia has become an important player in international energy security, as well as maritime security.  The timely volume examines China’s and Japan’s efforts for securing energy supplies overseas and maritime energy transport, their cooperation and rivalry as well as the implications for Asia up to recent years.  It also examines the growing shipping traffic in the Straits of Malacca and security of sea lanes in Asia.  Viewing energy and maritime security as global public goods, the volume surveys and proposes multilateral initiatives for provisioning these goods.


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About the author (2009)

Hongyi Lai is Lecturer at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies of the University of Nottingham.  He was a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore.  Lai’s research focuses on China’s political economy, economic diplomacy, and its relations with other Asian states.  His publications in English include five authored, edited, and translated books as well as 16 refereed academic articles.