06 May 2012

China: Icebreaking in the Arctic

Marten Lindberg, China: Icebreaking in the Arctic,” ISN Blog, 4 May 2012.

When we think of Chinese foreign policy most of us picture foreign direct investment in Africa and assertiveness in the Near Seas (Yellow, East China and South China). Few of us think ice breakers. China’s application to join the Arctic Council as permanent observer however suggests the Chinese are now looking north. …

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Click here to read a related report: Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins, “China’s New Strategic Target: Arctic Minerals,” China Real Time Report (中国事实报), Wall Street Journal, 18 January 2012.