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’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’s Arctic Ambitions Face Threat

A Norwegian newspaper has reported that poor relations between Norway and China over the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, and the series of diplomatic snubs by China that have ensued, may prompt Norway to...

China in a No-win Situation in Norwegian Slaying

The Los Angeles Times reports on a murder of a Norwegian student, who was allegedly killed by her Chinese boyfriend who has since been released by Chinese authorities before being tried: When it was learned this month that...



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