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Category: China

The Chinese threat in the Arctic

Chinese icebreaker Xue long

Chinese policy towards the Arctic seems to be taking at least two tracks. Through business deals and illegal immigration, it appears to be slowly assimilating the Russian Far East. That would give China a true claim to offshore resources based on current international law. In the mean time, the Chinese are acting as the spokesperson for the non-Arctic countries, seeking to institute some sort of international agreement that undiscovered resources are a common good, to be shared by nations lacking those resources.

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