China’s research icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, set off for Antarctica in November. Before that, it made its first voyage through the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage. Photo: Xinhua

China reveals ‘Polar Silk Road’ ambition in Arctic policy white paper

Beijing will encourage companies to build infrastructure and conduct commercial trial voyages that will ‘bring opportunities’ to the region

Topic |   Arctic
China’s research icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, set off for Antarctica in November. Before that, it made its first voyage through the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage. Photo: Xinhua
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