Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 3

15-Jan-2007

REGIONAL/GENERAL

Chinas Energy Policy: Strategic Implications

By Gawdat Bahgat

Dr Bahgat is Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Political Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (GBAHGAT@IUP.EDU).

Chinas Energy Policy: Strategic Implications

Following the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, the nation was largely self-sufficient in energy. The largest oil field, Daqing, was discovered in 1959...