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    Northern dreams: China’s evolving Arctic strategies and international responses

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    Date/Time


    Date(s) - 25/04/2014
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Venue


    Royal Norwegian Embassy
    挪威使馆

    Address


    1 Sanlitun Dong Yi Road, Beijing, China
    朝阳区三里屯东一街1号

    Phone


    +86 10 8531 9600

    Website


    http://www.norway.cn/Embassy/Embassy/

    Entrance Fee


    80


    Over the past few years, China’s foreign policy in the Arctic region has become increasingly focussed on economic and strategic considerations, as well as the concept of the Arctic Circle as an ‘international space’. In addition to pursuing potential raw material and fossil fuel resources in the region, China is also seeking to make use of maritime trade routes which have become increasingly accessible due to the retreat of sea ice. With these considerations in mind, Beijing has begun to stress that despite not having Arctic borders, Chinese interests in region warrant the country’s inclusion in Far North policymaking issues. With China’s admission to the Arctic Council as a permanent observer in 2013, there is now the question of how Beijing will cooperate with the Arctic littoral states as the region becomes more strategically important.

    DATE: Apr. 25 (Friday)
    TIME: 10-11:30am
    VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy, 1, Dong Yi Jie, Sanlitun (enter from 3rd ring road South direction)
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: yes

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Marc Lanteigne is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Director of Research at the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of “China and International Institutions: Alternate Paths to Global Power”, as well as articles on Chinese and East Asian security and foreign policy.

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