NATO is carefully monitoring the ‘security implications’ of China’s increased presence in the Arctic

CNBC published an article titled, “NATO is carefully monitoring the ‘security implications’ of China’s increased presence in the Arctic”. The article reads in part as follows:

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNBC Wednesday that the defense alliance is carefully monitoring China’s increased presence in the Arctic, amid growing divisions in the polar region.

His comments come at a time when countries are scrambling to claim territory or boost their presence in the high north, as thawing ice raises the possibility of exploiting much of the world’s remaining undiscovered reserves of oil and gas and mineral deposits.

 “We need to assess the security consequences, for all of us, of the rising military power of China,” Stoltenberg told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”

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