The International Energy Relations of China

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The International Energy Relations of China

By Kim Woodard
Stanford University Press, 1980
717 pp. $50.00

A lengthy tome full of information on China's energy policies. But it seems to have reached at least one wrong conclusion: "All the projections for the Chinese energy balance show a rapid expansion of energy commodity exports in the early 1980s." Yet Vice Premier Gu Mu recently told a Japanese delegation that the "Gang of Four" had exaggerated China's oil potential and that the country cannot meet its export commitments. Only 8.3 million of the contracted 9.5 million tons of oil due to be shipped to Japan in 1981 will actually be delivered; in 1982, the figure will decline further to 8.1 million tons as against the promised 15 million tons.

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