Date of Award
Public Policy Leadership
David J. Rutherford
David Fragoso Gonzalez
China has a strong interest in natural gas, as it is a resource of which usage can lead to economic growth, energy security, domestic social stability, and reduced climate change impacts. One of the best ways for China to gain easier access to this resource is to obtain legal rights to what they claim is their territory in the South and East China Seas. In this thesis, I review the situations in these two areas and I argue that natural gas is a significant motivator for the conflicts that are occurring.
Foelker, Erin, "China and Natural Gas: The Importance of Natural Gas to China with Regard to the South and East China Sea Conflicts" (2020). Honors Theses. 1532.
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