Members of the Chinese scientific expedition team line up on the icebreaker Xue Long as they return to Shanghai on October 10. The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) spent 83 days on the Arctic rim, completing its eighth Arctic expedition. Photo: Xinhua

China needs to spell out its Arctic ambitions, to ease suspicions

Elisabeth Braw says that increasing Chinese interest in the Arctic for trade, resources and research interests is starting to make northern European nations unsure of its intentions. An explanation from Beijing could put them at ease

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Members of the Chinese scientific expedition team line up on the icebreaker Xue Long as they return to Shanghai on October 10. The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) spent 83 days on the Arctic rim, completing its eighth Arctic expedition. Photo: Xinhua
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