New publication will focus on China's energy industry
Updated: 2015-04-27 05:11
By PAUL WELITZKIN in New York(China Daily USA)
Dr HO C.P. Patrick, deputy chairman and secretary-general of the China Energy Fund Committee, will also serve as editor-in-chief of the CEFC China Energy Journal. "I am confident that this will create an improved level of understanding of our energy industry," he said on April 24 in New York. Paul Welitzkin/China Daily.
To provide a window on the industry that makes China the world's largest consumer and producer of energy, the Chinese think tank China Energy Fund Committee launched CEFC China Energy Journal, the first English-language publication devoted to the country's energy industry.
The monthly color magazine was officially introduced on April 24 in New York. China Energy News, a unit of the People's Daily, will provide content.
"This journal will introduce the overseas community to China's diverse and thriving energy industry," said Dr HO C.P. Patrick, deputy chairman and secretary-general of CEFC, who will also serve as editor-in-chief of the publication. "I am confident that this will create an improved level of understanding of our energy industry."
Reflecting the deep changes in its economy, China's energy industry has undergone a transformation over the past 25 years. For example, China has shifted from being a world exporter of oil to that of an importer. The country has also seen rapid expansion in its power industry to meet the needs of the world's second-largest economy.
Jie Shujiang, editor-in-chief of China Energy News, said readers of the CEFC China Energy Journal will be given content about China's four main strategies: conservation, domestic issues, green and low-carbon development and green and low-carbon development that is driven by innovation.
Patrick said he expects the journal will attract an audience outside of the mainland and introduce "…China's energy industry and market to foreign energy industry professionals and investors and make available first-hand information on the growing foreign investment opportunities in China's energy industry."
The journal will not only cover China's oil and natural-gas and power-generation sectors, it will also provide content on the country's emerging renewable energy industry, which includes wind, solar and clean-coal technology. China has moved quickly into alternative energy to counter its air pollution problem and to meet greenhouse gas emission targets that were part of an agreement between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama last November.
Professor Zeng Xingqiu, vice-chairman of the Energy Research Center of China Investment Association and the retired director of international relations for China National Petroleum Corporation, said the CEFC China Energy Journal can deliver key messages about energy development in China to a wide audience. "I believe the journal will enhance cooperation between the US and China on energy," he said.
Xu Xiaojie, chief research fellow for the World Energy China project at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, noted China's impact on the world energy industry. "We are responsible for half of the world's consumption of coal so what we do has an influence all around the world," he said.