China’s seaborne energy imports have become as vital a lifeline as was a waterway known as the “Grand Canal” in the central part of the nation a millennium ago. But the strategic environment is very different today. Scholars of the Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute examine how Chinese analysts perceive their oil-security challenges.
Erickson, Andrew and Goldstein, Lyle
"Gunboats for China’s New “Grand Canals”?—Probing the Intersection of Beijing’s Naval and Oil Security Policies,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 62
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol62/iss2/6