Qiushi published an article stating that the security of China’s national resources is an important part of national security. The issues facing China include the pressure from rapid economic growth and population growth, as well as limited supplies of fresh water, oil, gas, arable land, and other strategic resources. The scarcity of resources is the main problem in the security of China’s national resources and will be difficult to improve on in the near to medium term.
The article recommended that China’s national resource security strategy should include the implementation of strategies to survey, protect, stockpile and allocate resources. It should also include strategies to increase the efficiency, substitution, and innovation of national resources as well as cooperation and diplomacy in connection with national resources.
Source: Qiushi, April 28, 2014.