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1 January 2015 Sea Lanes and Chinese National Energy Security
Lirong Wang
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Wang, L., 2015. Sea lanes and Chinese national energy security.

Energy is the essential pillar of the national economy. Either the shortage or the interruption of energy will directly threaten the security of our national economy,. With the rapid development of our national economy, especially the increasing dependence on marine energy transportation, sea lanes security gradually becomes a strategic issue concerning national security and development. At present, over 90% of the national imported energy supplement depends on the marine transportation. Thus, the sea lane is becoming the “blood vessels” to sustain the national economy. Therefore, strategic international marine routine will be of strategic significance to China's national energy security, especially the petroleum security. In order to maintain China's energy security, our government should reinforce top-level design and overall planning, develop the strategy of national channel security as soon as possible, enhance the comprehensive abilities of maintaining sea lanes security, participate in the international cooperation of marine strategic lanes, promote the establishment of new orders in marine strategic lanes, explore novel lanes for business and energy transportation, and reduce risks in transportation and economy.

© 2015 Coastal Education and Research Foundation
Lirong Wang "Sea Lanes and Chinese National Energy Security," Journal of Coastal Research 73(sp1), 572-576, (1 January 2015).
Received: 11 August 2014; Accepted: 23 November 2014; Published: 1 January 2015
energy security
Marine routine
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