China publishes its white paper on its Arctic policy and calls for a Polar Silk Road

China hopes to include this policy in current treaties and the freedom of the seas enjoyed by all countries. She is calling for more commercial test voyages to accumulate experience. After the marine version of the Silk Road to Southern Europe via Malacca and Suez, and the railway version to Northern Europe via Central Asia, this third version bolsters China’s geopolitical vision when other powers are falling back on their own resources.

Full article: Splash 24/7 / Ecns.cn / Ecns Report (pdf)

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