Watching Government: China's delicate balance

China's increasingly prominent global energy role undoubtedly matters. One intriguing underlying question is whether it can reconcile its security and profitability goals. Oystein Tunsjo, who has studied East Asian relations extensively, says that it can—by marrying government concern with commercial initiatives—in his new book, "Security and Profit in China's Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk." At a Dec. 3 discussion with other experts at the Brookings Institution, Tunsjo said, "Many countries have different views toward managing risk. China's reflect government concerns about supplies and companies' concerns with profits." It's important to recognize distinctions b...

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