A missed opportunity

Last updated 24 Oct 19 @ 12:19 |

Barry Scott Zellen reveals how China ceded its claims to what is now the Russian Far East, leaving Japan as Asia’s pre-eminent near-Arctic state

Much attention has been devoted to China’s recently articulated Arctic ambitions, particularly since Beijing’s white paper on Arctic policy was released on 26 January, 2018, which asserted that: “China is an important stakeholder in Arctic affairs. Geographically, China is a ‘Near-Arctic State’, one of the continental States that are closest to the Arctic Circle”. While Beijing’s assertion drew widespread attention both within and beyond the Arctic policy . . .

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