Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou shows China’s white paper Arctic policy. Photo: Xinhua

Japan concerned by China’s plan to build ‘polar Silk Road’ in Arctic

Beijing intends to pursue shipping routes, to drill for natural resources and develop a tourism industry in the northernmost region

Topic |   China-Japan relations

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Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou shows China’s white paper Arctic policy. Photo: Xinhua
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