Is China's interest for the Arctic driven by Arctic shipping potential?

Auteur(s): Huang, LinyanLasserre, FrédéricAlexeeva, Olga V.
Résumé: Interest from the Chinese government has been on the rise since about 2005, and the media have widely reported on these Chinese projects. China is often described as being very interested in both Arctic mineral resources and the opening of Arctic shipping routes, but in this characterization there is a hint of a perceived threat, as commentators are often stressing out that China’s appetite may lead Beijing into considering the Northwest Passage an international strait and resources as open up for grabs. However, the motives for this Chinese interest boils down to three points: diplomacy, access to natural resources and access to Arctic sea routes. To what extent are Chinese shipping firms really interested in developing active service along these polar waterways?
Type de document: Article de recherche
Date de publication: 26 juin 2014
Date de la mise en libre accès: 22 mars 2016
Version du document: AM
Lien permanent:
Ce document a été publié dans: Asian geographer, Vol. 32 (1), 59-71 (2014)
Taylor and Francis
Autre version disponible: 10.1080/10225706.2014.928785
Collection :Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

Fichier(s) :
Description TailleFormat 
China Arctic Shipping Asian Geographer juin 2014.pdf652.36 kBAdobe PDFMiniature
Tous les documents dans CorpusUL sont protégés par la Loi sur le droit d'auteur du Canada.