CBC News published an article titled, “What does China’s new Arctic policy mean for Canada?” The article reads in part as follows;
“On Friday, China released a white paper describing its Arctic policy in a rare public move.
The policy outlines plans to develop shipping routes, expand its research programs, pursue environmental protection and develop resources across the Arctic.
“I’m a little shocked,” said University of Calgary associate professor Robert Huebert.
“The Chinese do not issue white papers. This clearly illustrated how important the Arctic is to the Chinese.”