Russian media said China’s Arctic ambitions expansion or aggravate the atmosphere of confrontation
“Voice of Russia” Radio August 22 article, the original title: “Snow Dragon” spy “Snow Dragon” icebreaker Arctic China during their stay in Iceland docked in the port of Reykjavik, visit Akureyri in northern Iceland. Now it has set foot on the return journey. Experts believe that this visit proved once again that China is increasingly strong interest in the Arctic.
very likely will not be long before China container merchant fleet will set foot on Arctic waterway. As the ice melted this rail link will become a convenient and money line. European Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences expert Sergei? ? Luo Jinke pointed out that China hopes to make full use of this between the northern transport corridor between the Pacific and Atlantic.
He said: “China’s use of the Arctic waterway efforts is perfectly legal is another matter, in my opinion, should develop cooperation with China. Arctic resources requested but the actual not worth mentioning on this issue, because China has not made such a request directly, but should be ready for the emergence of this issue If you do not have the correct stance, it is possible for a relationship to take some drastic action to intensify until, hopefully not would come this far. “
Luo Jinke that the problem should be to get the Arctic Council to discuss about China’s policy in the region, China is actively seeking to become the observer countries. Meanwhile, international analysts expressed concern about China’s coveted Arctic, and warned that China ambitions of expansion is likely to exacerbate regional atmosphere of confrontation.
report prepared by experts at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, pointed out that the Arctic may (with Africa) China to seek their own geopolitical interests of another region. The primary purpose of mineral resources is nearly here, followed by the development of commerce transport through the Arctic waters. The scientists estimated, the Arctic bears have 25% of the world’s oil and gas reserves. It also attracted to China, prompting it to establish a research station, build icebreakers team.
active use of economic diplomacy, to invest in the Nordic countries, to provide loans. Since the beginning of 2012, China’s leaders have twice visited countries in the region. Wen Jiabao visited Iceland, and Hu Jintao’s visit to Denmark. And Denmark since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1950, the first Chinese leader to visit Denmark, one obvious reason is China’s interest in Greenland, Denmark. China has been involved in the development of mineral resources there, and hope to expand the activities of the scale of the construction of the mining plant.
to further strengthen the presence in the region, China put forward the bilateral cooperation programs in the field of Arctic resources with the northern countries of Europe. Icebreaker “Snow Dragon” arrived to Iceland, China announced that the Nordic Arctic cooperation research center will be established in Shanghai.
Arctic oil and gas resources in the future, if true it is used extensively for the development of China’s economy, then only in the relatively distant future. Exploration and exploitation in the harsh climatic conditions of the region are extremely expensive, too far away from the Arctic port. The main motivation is likely to be out on geopolitical considerations. The Arctic is becoming half of the Middle East in the 20th century. Here not only resources, but also launched by the world’s major powers to strengthen exist in the region and brutal political struggle. Growth in the context of their own economic strength that the right to participate in the Arctic space “big game”, Moreover, Chinese opponent in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan and India are also displayed on the Arctic a keen interest.Share: