Search: China,Arctic (19 materials)


China’s Navy in the Arctic: Potential Game Changer for the Future of the Region?

... ballistic missile submarines, 6 nuclear-powered attack submarines and 50 diesel-electric ones. In comparison, the Russian Navy consists of 221 warships and 70 submarines. A question may be raised as to how China’s Navy will actually gain access to the Arctic. China may use bilateral negations with the Arctic coastal states to get such access. Building logistics bases to support military activity could be allowed within the exclusive economic zone of a coastal state so long as this does not undermine the coastal ...


A Black Swan in the Arctic Waters. Has China Become a Great Power in the Arctic?

... the Chinese government and media to avoid any mentioning of China’s intentions in exploiting the polar resources to reinforce the idea that China’s primary interest in the polar regions are to protect and explore them. Qu Tanzhou, head of the China Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA), states that the world will have to take some time to “make a psychological adjustment” to accept China’s presence in the polar regions (Brady 2017: 34). Thereby, the scrupulous information management by ...


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) convened a select group of Russian and American experts to discuss four topics of importance to U.S.-Russia relations: Arms Control, the U.S.-China Rivalry, the Arctic, and the Eastern Mediterranean. What follows is a summary report of those meetings. U.S.-Russia relations are at their worst since the Cold War and will remain dynamic in the coming years, with a lingering risk of escalation. Washington and Moscow ...


The Arctic Is a Complex Region Which Cannot Be Designated with a Single Status

... However, what I found shocking in this process is the long-standing cooperative efforts and the assumption of “Arctic exceptionalism,” both of which are becoming more and more blurred. This leads back to the United States finding the engagement of China, a non-Arctic state, a threat to Arctic cooperation. During the Rovaniemi ministerial meeting, the U.S. pointed out its concern regarding China's increasing engagement in the region, making the Arctic an arena of global power politics and competition. For China,...


Russia and China in the Arctic: Cooperation, Competition, and Consequences

... Russian North. Soviet military and economic activity previously led to the contamination of the Arctic territories, so in recent years Russia has become sensitive to the fragility of Arctic ecological systems. Beijing’s official narrative presents China’s Arctic interests as mostly related to environmental issues, scientific research, navigation, and the surveying and development of natural resources. Indeed, thanks to air flows and other natural phenomena, Arctic climate change also affects the climate ...


Russian–Chinese Dialogue: The 2019 Model

... The 5th annual report by RIAC, RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies and the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University presents the сommon views of leading Russian and Chinese international affairs experts on the development of Russia–China cooperation in 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. The authors analyze the dynamics of Russia–China interaction on the most pressing matters of international and regional agendas against the backdrop of increasing external pressure. They assess ...


The Russian and Canadian Approach to Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic

... Eastern European Politics). Lexington Books, 2019, 201 pp. Wallace R.R. The Arctic is Warming and Turning Red: Implications for Canada and Russia in Evolving Polar Region. Canadian Global Affairs Institute, January 2019 Lajeunesse A. Finding “Win-Win” China’s Arctic Policy and What it Means for Canada. The School of Public Policy Publications, SPP Briefing Paper, University of Calgary, vol., 11:33, December 2018 First published as “Canada and Russia: The Arctic Giants” in VII International Canadian Studies ...


Growing Number of Expert Discussion Participants on the Role of China in the Arctic

On March 26, 2019, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech at the round table “Interaction between Russia and China in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation. Problems and Prospects.“ On March 26, 2019, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech at the round table “Interaction between Russia and China in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation....


Back to “Normalcy”

... effect on other regions, including the Arctic, where various powers would step up their struggle for control over natural resources, and that the military confrontation between NATO and Russia would expand, did not come true either. The forecasts of China’s expansion in the Arctic under the slogan of developing the “Polar Silk Road” initiative, part of the larger “One Belt One Road,” also came to naught. Beijing was quite constructive and demonstrated in every possible way its respect for the sovereignty of the Arctic ...


Russian and Chinese Experts Discussed Cooperation in the Arctic

On October 31, 2016, 5th Conference of China-Russia Arctic Workshop took place in Quingdao (PRC). The event was organized by Ocean University of China. The participants of the conference discussed Russia and China strategies in the Arctic region; the main areas and challenges in cooperation of the two ...


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