23 May '12, 2pm

#China defines itself as a ‘near-arctic state’, says SIPRI

10 May 2012: China defines itself as a ‘near-arctic state’, says SIPRI BEIJING, 10 May 2012. The new challenges and opportunities posed by increased access to the Arctic were discussed at a workshop in Beijing today entitled ‘Chinese and Nordic Cooperation on Arctic Developments’. The workshop was organized by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the China Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS). Videos of interviews with Dr Yang Jian of the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies; Senior Arctic Official, Ambassador Andreas von Uexküll, Sweden; and Finland's Arctic Ambassador, Hannu Halinen who participated in the workshop, are now available on SIPRI's YouTube channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/SIPRIorg. The workshop focused on governance, international law, shipping routes and future prospects for economic development in the Arct...

Full article: http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/10-may-2012-Chin...

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