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China's Arctic and Antarctic Ambitions

In her new book, China as a Great Polar Power, Kissinger Institute & Polar Initiative Global Fellow and University of Canterbury scholar Anne-Marie Brady analyzes how China’s Arctic and Antarctic policies support its geopolitical aims and affect its relations with polar nations.

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Sep. 18, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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China's Arctic and Antarctic Ambitions

China’s aims in the North and South Poles are less well understood than its Eurasian and African strategies, but are becoming increasingly consequential. In the Arctic, China wants to be a major player in order to gain shorter sea routes to European markets. In the Antarctic, China’s presence and scientific investments dwarf those of the United States. China’s polar policies are viewed by Beijing as part of the “Belt and Road” initiative that presents China as a benevolent global power.

In her new book, China as a Great Polar Power, Kissinger Institute & Polar Initiative Global Fellow and University of Canterbury scholar Anne-Marie Brady analyzes how China’s Arctic and Antarctic policies support its geopolitical aims and affect its relations with polar nations.


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Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

Polar Institute

Since its inception in 2017, the Polar Institute has become a premier forum for discussion and policy analysis of Arctic and Antarctic issues, and is known in Washington, DC and elsewhere as the Arctic Public Square. The Institute holistically studies the central policy issues facing these regions—with an emphasis on Arctic governance, climate change, economic development, scientific research, security, and Indigenous communities—and communicates trusted analysis to policymakers and other stakeholders.  Read more

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