China has been building closer ties with Greenland in recent years. Photo: Reuters
China has been building closer ties with Greenland in recent years. Photo: Reuters

Did China’s growing presence in Arctic prompt Donald Trump’s offer to buy Greenland?

  • US president likely had Beijing ‘on his mind’ when he made his audacious offer, diplomat says
  • Proposal ‘could be interpreted as a very clear signal’ to China and Denmark that the US sees Greenland as part of an exclusive strategic zone, academic says

China has been building closer ties with Greenland in recent years. Photo: Reuters
China has been building closer ties with Greenland in recent years. Photo: Reuters
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