Chinese expendition team members aboard the polar research vessel Xue Long wave goodbye as they set sail from Shanghai. Photo: AFP Chinese expendition team members aboard the polar research vessel Xue Long wave goodbye as they set sail from Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Chinese expendition team members aboard the polar research vessel Xue Long wave goodbye as they set sail from Shanghai. Photo: AFP

China’s plan for the Arctic – and a shipping centre to rival Singapore

Beijing may be playing it cool, but it sees its current role in the contested High North as just the tip of the iceberg

Chinese expendition team members aboard the polar research vessel Xue Long wave goodbye as they set sail from Shanghai. Photo: AFP Chinese expendition team members aboard the polar research vessel Xue Long wave goodbye as they set sail from Shanghai. Photo: AFP
Chinese expendition team members aboard the polar research vessel Xue Long wave goodbye as they set sail from Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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