The USCG Healy icebreaker on a research mission in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: AP
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Competition should not define the Arctic

  • The future of the polar region must be determined in the interests of all humanity not by nations scrambling for territory and resources

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The USCG Healy icebreaker on a research mission in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: AP
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The latest paper from the US Department of Defence discusses China’s rapid growth as a naval power, its interests in the Arctic and its challenge to the US as a military power. Photo: Reuters

US defence report flags China’s expanding military reach in the Arctic

  • Assessment says ‘Polar Silk Road’ means increased Chinese submarine presence
  • Pentagon says large-scale amphibious invasion of Taiwan would strain the PLA’s resources
Topic |   China's military weapons

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The latest paper from the US Department of Defence discusses China’s rapid growth as a naval power, its interests in the Arctic and its challenge to the US as a military power. Photo: Reuters
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