Hong Kong media said that Pakistan Railways will help break the oil and gas transportation dilemma China
highlight the strategic position of Pakistan Railways, China will become not only after the completion of the sea in the Indian Ocean will also help China to crack the Malacca dilemma, improving energy safety factor. Data for: Location map
Malacca BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) Hong Kong, “Wen Wei Po,” recently published an article that, in the context of rising dependence on foreign energy, the construction speed of China’s energy artery. Experts believe that the Pakistan Railways prominent strategic position, not only in China after the completion of the sea in the Indian Ocean, will also help China to crack the Malacca dilemma, improving energy safety factor.
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Tim Divine Energy artery
in China’s rising dependence on foreign energy sources in the context of China’s energy artery construction speed. An interview of experts agreed that the Pakistan Railways prominent strategic position, after the completion of the railway will not only be in China in the Indian Ocean to the sea, will also open up China and the Middle East, Caspian Sea oil and gas transport routes to help narrow China’s successful bypass Malacca Strait, Indian Ocean, docking directly from the oil-producing countries to improve China’s energy safety factor.
as the current one of the fastest growing countries, China in order to maintain the GDP growth rate of 8% per year, must rely on a stable energy supply, and self-sufficiency in oil and gas resources can not always be troubled by the Chinese government. To ease the pressure on China in recent years to accelerate oil and gas resources in the global configuration, start with South Asia, Central Asia, Africa, Latin America’s oil cooperation programs in many countries, and achieved some success.
But how safe these overseas share of the oil shipped back to China is a huge problem. Especially this year, Sinopec, CNPC, CNOOC three energy giants in Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan and other oil and gas development projects bidding frequently shot, open up through the Middle East, the Caspian Sea region is increasingly urgent energy needs of the arteries. The Pakistan Railways will greatly help solve the Middle East, Caspian Sea oil and gas resources to China’s problems.
Experts have estimated that if Pakistan build energy channels, China’s oil imports more than 80% are likely to bypass the Strait of Hormuz and the Malacca Strait, Indian Ocean, docking directly from oil-producing countries. Moreover, China also by rail from the western port city of bulk goods arrived in Pakistan, more than from the east to the sea transport of goods to Europe 8000-10000 km of shortening the distance to the west with more convenient access to the sea.
naval academic researcher Li Jie said to the reporter, Pakistan Railways will be built to bear the oil, gas, coal and ore from Africa to China’s important task, the strategic significance of energy is very important.
First, China has a new energy channels, effectively alleviate the previously connected to China and Kazakhstan through Alashankou Urumqi to Alashankou rail energy transportation stress; Second, China’s dependence on Middle Eastern oil accounts for 60 % to 70%, after completion of the railway in Pakistan, the Arabian Sea coast at Gwadar will become China’s crude oil transportation in the Middle East transit point; Finally, to further strengthen cooperation between China and Pakistan.
Moreover, the Research Center of Tsinghua University economic diplomacy Maochun an interview that the trade between China and Pakistan lags behind, the main reason is the high cost of trade logistics. Pakistan Railways will not only solve China’s energy transportation issues, will promote trade between China and Pakistan, to benefit the two peoples.
crack Malacca dilemma
present, China mainly imports crude oil from the Middle East and Africa, Sudan, Angola and other countries, no matter how embattled maritime transport routes Malacca Strait are necessary land. Once there is the situation of Malacca, China’s energy supply will be seriously affected.
prominent strategic position as the Straits of Malacca, the ancient battleground. Brazil, Australia’s iron ore, coal and oil from the Middle East market and other bulk minerals to be transported to the Straits of Malacca to go, not only the United States, India and other countries eyeing the Straits, is also a place frequented by pirates.
Malacca Strait traffic “bottleneck” and the instability becomes increasingly dependent on crude oil in China is undoubtedly a lot of energy security risks. In view of this, in recent years, China has with its neighboring countries and oil-source countries to establish good relations between diplomacy as an important and long to build energy channels simultaneously.
Research Center, Tsinghua University, Professor Maochun economic diplomacy to newspaper reporters that China’s full lineup of energy channels, one will fully open up China’s energy transportation artery; the other hand, will promote the diversification of China’s energy channels including road, rail, sea transportation.
academic researcher Li Jie naval military also believes that the future of China’s dependence on foreign oil could reach 60%, approaching energy crisis, the Chinese have many ways to relieve this pressure. He suggested that China should be relatively low in the case of oil prices, the large increase in oil reserves, and to open up multiple channels of energy on land and sea access. (Lorient Xiao, Liu Xiaojing)