China's Shared Water Resources: Geopolitics, Domestic Institutions and Global Governance

China’s Global Quest for Resources: Energy, Food and Water, edited by Fengshi Wu and Hongzhou Zhang, Routledge 2016)

22 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2016

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Zhifei LI

Independent

Fengshi Wu

University of New South Wales

Date Written: December 6, 2016

Abstract

Contention over transboundary water resources has emerged as a main area of non-traditional security concern for both China and its neighbouring countries. The increasing nexus among water, food and energy demands in China further complicates the transnational policy making process to secure an ecologically sustainable future. In this chapter, the authors examine different kinds of challenges arising in transboundary watercourses faced by China, and argue that, besides geopolitical factors, inadequate domestic water regulation and low participation in global water governance also account for the lack of a major breakthrough in China’s management of transboundary water resources.

Keywords: transboundary water management, China, geopolitics

Suggested Citation

LI, Zhifei and Wu, Fengshi, China's Shared Water Resources: Geopolitics, Domestic Institutions and Global Governance (December 6, 2016). China’s Global Quest for Resources: Energy, Food and Water, edited by Fengshi Wu and Hongzhou Zhang, Routledge 2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881303

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University of New South Wales ( email )

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