Saturday, June 24, 2017

'China's Energy Demand as A Factor in Shaping the Priorities of Kazakhstan's Foreign Policy' [PDF]

After gaining independence in 1991, energy resources management has been the most important factor in both economic development strategy and shaping priorities of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. Whereas the People's Republic of China has achieved stable economic growth momentum as a result of the economic arrangements made by Deng Xiaoping, and opening- up through accession to the WTO in 2001, the country has started to become an energy importer. Therefore, energy security has become more important for China. The large demand for energy in China is engaged in new foreign policy parameters. For this reason, China has led to establish a close dialogue with many energy supplier countries. Kazakhstan comes first among these countries because it is one of the neighboring countries of China and Kazakhstan is a partner of China on various platforms including Shanghai Cooperation Organization. In this study, firstly the relationship between foreign policy and energy resources are discussed. In addition to this, the place of energy in the Foreign Policy Concept for 2014 – 2020 of Republic of Kazakhstan is analyzed. Then the energy potential in Kazakhstan and the influence of China's energy demand in the Kazakhstan’s foreign policy are analyzed.

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