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Free Trade and China’s European Playbook

China signed a free trade agreement with Iceland on Monday, its first such deal with a European country, in a move that The New York Times’ David Jolly reported will help China’s push for influence in the Arctic. For...

China Gains Influence in Arctic Region

This week in Beijing, during a visit from Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, Iceland became the first country in Europe to sign a free-trade pact with China. The agreement is aimed at assisting the recovery of...

China Plans New Antarctic Research Bases

China’s State Oceanic Administration announced plans for two new Antarctic research bases last week. The stations, due to be completed by 2015, will bring the number of Chinese installations on the continent to five. From...

China’s Arctic Ambitions

China’s appetite for raw materials has become a source of concern from Afghanistan and Mongolia to Peru and Zambia. Now, these tensions appear to have spread to Greenland, where the prospect of Chinese encroachment...

Norwegian Ambassador on China’s Arctic Role

In an interview with The Diplomat, Norwegian ambassador to the US Wegger Christian Strommen discusses the Arctic’s growing global importance and China’s place in it: One of the countries that might wish to challenge...

China Sets Sights On Arctic Resources

As China extends its influence across the globe in an effort to secure resources to feed its hungry economy, The Wall Street Journal reports that Denmark has lent a hand to help it gain a presence in the Arctic: Denmark has made...

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