China to Develop Arctic Shipping Routes Opened by Global Warming

BBC
China has announced plans to develop shipping lanes through the Arctic to become a "Polar Silk Route"...

China’s Arctic Ambitions Take Shape in Remote Iceland Valley

Dorothee Thiesing and Jill Lawless
Washington Post
In a valley near the Arctic Circle where the wind whips the coarse yellow grass, China and Iceland are preparing to look to the sky — and a shared future

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Dongbei’s Last Match Factory, Capital Straphangers, Retracing the Long March...

Yan Cong, Ye Ming & more from Yuanjin Photo
In October, several publications marked the 80th Anniversary of the Chinese Communists’ Long March. We have chosen two stories that revisited this event and that were standouts, visually. Elsewhere, photographers followed stories both large and...

China Playing a Long Game in Polar Governance

Anne-Marie Brady
World Politics Review
The recent Antarctic rescue of a Russian vessel highlights China's comprehensive polar strategy. ...

China Seeks Greater Influence in Arctic Region

Kim Wall
South China Morning Post
The China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre, whose launch plan was announced in Shanghai in early June, may signal new intentions in Beijing's foreign policy, analysts say. Beijing has yet to articulate an official Arctic strategy, but it has...

What is China’s Arctic Game Plan?

Gwynn Guilford
Quartz
Fishing is a big business for China, so much so that it's raiding the territorial waters of other countries. Arctic nations are currently mulling an accord to prevent fishing in the open water above the Bering Strait until scientists...