China’s Renewable Energy Strategy
China intends to be proactive in the global renewable energy technology market. Domestic (battling pollution) and external (energy security, market seeking, technology learning and political power) factors formed this ambition. The European Union has coinciding ambitions for renewable energy.
China’s perception of the European Union as an energy actor
Overall, the perception of the EU in China is positive with an emphasis on political and economic cooperation. However, the perception on the EU as a significant energy actor remains limited to only certain aspects of energy policy, which are analysed in the summary.
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