XINHUANET published an article titled, “China’s Arctic policy in line with international law: Finnish president”. The article reads in part as follows:
China’s first white paper on its Arctic policy is in line with the international law and the proposal to build a Polar Silk Road will promote understanding among different people, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said.
The Chinese policy document “respects international law, especially the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,” Niinisto told Xinhua in a recent interview.
He said it is important that Arctic players have something in common so that peace is maintained in the region. Finland is the current chair of the Arctic Council.