China is now the world's second-largest energy producer and consumer and plays an increasingly important role in maintaining global energy security. This government White Paper sets out China's policy to develop a modern energy industry that takes both resource conservation and environmental protection into consideration.
The paper covers:
the current situation of energy development in China
China's strategy and goals regarding energy development
the country's all-round promotion of energy conservation
improving China's energy supply capacity
accelerating the progress of energy technology
co-ordinating energy and environment development
deepening energy system reform within China
how to strengthen international cooperation in the field of energy
The paper concludes by asserting that the world needs to strengthen cooperation to safeguard global energy security. It states that China will, together with all other countries, make unremitting efforts to safeguard the stability and security of world energy supplies.