By Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi
Oxford University Press, 2014
Is China’s global search for resources fundamentally changing the world, or is this quest bringing China steadily into the sphere of existing international norms? This detailed account from Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi posits that the truth lies at neither extreme, and is dependent more on the nation and resource in question. From sea lanes in Asia to nickel mines in Zambia, there are far-reaching consequences for China’s resource quest. And while Chinese companies bring their domestic practices to where they invest, the Economy and Levi identify a China which is transforming and adjusting its tactics as it is brought into the existing economic, political, and security backdrop. With numerous case studies, Economy and Levi provide practical advice on how individuals, companies, and governments should intelligently respond to the realities of China’s resource quest.