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Book/Printed Material Chinese energy security : the myth of the PLAN's frontline status Myth of the People's Liberation Army Navy's frontline status

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Title

  • Chinese energy security : the myth of the PLAN's frontline status

Other Title

  • Myth of the People's Liberation Army Navy's frontline status

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.

Names

  • Clarke, Ryan
  • Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute

Created / Published

  • Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2010].

Contents

  • The dynamics of China's energy security dilemma -- Market inefficiencies : China's primary threat -- Key sources of supply -- How vulnerable is China to a naval blockade? -- A more realistic assessment of the PLAN's future roles -- Chinese views on maritime security -- Recent PLAN developments -- PLAN enters Somalia : the beginning of a new chapter? -- Taiwan : PLAN's most likely conflict theater? -- PRC policy and strategy towards Taiwan -- Taiwan policy and strategy towards PRC -- U.S. policy and strategy -- Can the PRC invade Taiwan? -- Invasion scenario -- U.S. military involvement : the X factor -- The simmering Spratly Islands dispute -- Why the Spratlys? : causes of the dispute -- The sovereignty issue : an obstacle to dispute settlement -- Consequences of conflict -- Sino-Japanese tension in the East China Sea -- Key findings.

Headings

  • -  China.--Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun.--Hai jun--Operational readiness
  • -  China.--Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun.--Hai jun--Organization
  • -  Energy policy--China
  • -  National security--China
  • -  Petroleum industry and trade--China
  • -  Sea control
  • -  Sea-power--China
  • -  China--Dependency on foreign countries
  • -  China--Military policy
  • -  South China Sea--Strategic aspects
  • -  Spratly Islands--International status
  • -  Spratly Islands--Strategic aspects
  • -  Taiwan--Strategic aspects

Notes

  • -  "August 2010."
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-113).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (vii, 113 pages)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HD9502.C62
  • Letort papers ; [no. 40]

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2023692769

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Chicago citation style:

Clarke, Ryan, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Chinese energy security: the myth of the PLAN's frontline status. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692769/.

APA citation style:

Clarke, R. & Army War College, U. S. S. S. I. (2010) Chinese energy security: the myth of the PLAN's frontline status. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2023692769/.

MLA citation style:

Clarke, Ryan, and U.S.. Strategic Studies Institute Army War College. Chinese energy security: the myth of the PLAN's frontline status. [Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2023692769/>.