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A Polar Silk Road: The Arctic in China’s Foreign and Economic Policies
A Polar Silk Road: The Arctic in China’s Foreign and Economic Policies

Author(s): Damian Wnukowski
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Transport / Logistics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Polar Silk Road; People’s Republic of China; foreign policy; economic policy; The Arctic; Belt and Road Initiative;
Summary/Abstract: The Arctic is playing an increasingly important role in Chinese foreign and economic policy. In January 2018, the Chinese government published a strategy for this region, recognising it as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. The Arctic is to be used primarily as a source of raw materials and an attractive transport route connecting Eastern Asia with Europe. China’s actions may ultimately challenge the interests of Poland’s allies, including the United States, which should be taken into account when considering cooperation with Chinese entities.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English