A Chinese research team sets up equipment near the icebreaker Xuelong, or “Snow Dragon”, in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese research team sets up equipment near the icebreaker Xuelong, or “Snow Dragon”, in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
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What next for China’s Polar Silk Road as Russian invasion of Ukraine sparks Arctic freeze?

  • Arctic Council boycott of chair member Russia seen to cast shadow over wider regional cooperation in North Pole
  • As a self-declared near-Arctic state, China faces a delicate balancing act regarding main polar partner, analysts say

A Chinese research team sets up equipment near the icebreaker Xuelong, or “Snow Dragon”, in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese research team sets up equipment near the icebreaker Xuelong, or “Snow Dragon”, in the Arctic Ocean. Photo: Xinhua
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