China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2. Photo: Xinhua China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2. Photo: Xinhua
China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2. Photo: Xinhua
Marc Lanteigne
Opinion

Opinion

Marc Lanteigne

The Arctic is not the South China Sea

  • Alluding to the South China Sea has become a shorthand of sorts for those attempting to demonstrate a China threat in the Arctic
  • But China is not an Arctic state and hasn’t challenged the sovereignty of any Arctic government. Pretending otherwise only distracts from bigger problems related to climate change

China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2. Photo: Xinhua China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2. Photo: Xinhua
China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2. Photo: Xinhua
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Marc Lanteigne

Marc Lanteigne

Marc Lanteigne is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, specialising in Asia-Pacific and Polar Regional politics, and the editor of the Arctic news blog OvertheCircle.com