The perception of energy security and its influence on Sino-Russian relations
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Sino-Russian Relations is an important topic in the discipline of International Relations and plays an important role in shaping regional and global economic and political order. Energy cooperation plays a crucial part in shaping Sino-Russian relations. China’s increasing energy consumption have placed itself in the top list in all energy statistical document and exerted great influence on global energy market. Bordering with top-ranking energy producer Russia, China should have active energy cooperation with Russia. Yet the reality tells us different, The energy cooperation between two countries seems lack of substantial development. Only in recent years, several energy projects have been developed and operated. With the east-shifting of Russia’s energy focus and land route pursuit of China’s energy import diversification, more and more scholars pay attention to Sino-Russian energy relations. This paper is aiming to study the perception of energy security from both consumer and supplier’s side in order to decipher the Sino-Russian Relations and also conduct comparative analysis by bringing in a lot of Chinese scholar’s ideas.