15 May

China and the Arctic Ocean

China wants involved in decisions about the Arctic:

“Contrary to what you might expect, the reason China wants so badly to be a fly on the wall of the council doesn’t have as much to do with its push to mine the Arctic’s trove of oil, natural gas, and metals. It can negotiate mining and extraction concessions for that on a country-by-country basis.”

(Via Why China oh-so-desperately wants a claim to the Arctic Ocean – Quartz.)

The reasons? Fish and shipping…