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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

"So are Chinese ambitions racing ahead of Arctic realities? "It seems the chickens are being counted before the eggs are hatched," Sun admitted, "but the Chinese position is, 'if the eggs are going to hatch, we want to make sure we're there to collect the chickens.'"

STIMSON CENTER: China and Russia are working together ever more closely in the Arctic, exploiting a policy vacuum in the US, an international panel of experts said here. But Sino-Russian cooperation is almost entirely commercial, focused on trade routes, offshore oil, telecommunications (most satellites don't cover the Arctic), and tourism. A military alliance is unlikely given Russia's deep ambivalence about China's growing influence in general and their very different views on who should run the Arctic in particular: the eight circumpolar countries alone including both Russia and the US or a larger group that includes self-declared "near-Arctic" nations like China…."

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Lion in the Stars07 Jul 2018 10:14 p.m. PST

I'm pretty sure Canada might have something to say about who owns the Arctic…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2018 3:02 p.m. PST

(smile)


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

LOL. I guess the Arctic could be said to be "contiguous" with the South China Sea so, why not, right?

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs (or need) " Karl Marx

Maybe China truly feels it is entitled to the same percentage of the planet that their population represents on Earth?

What would that be these days, like a third of the planet and it's resources? Or maybe they'll get the UN to pass some sort of universal tax later on, and that way we can just endorse over to them a quarter or a third of everything we make. Not in trade, or purchases or anything, but just because that's the Marxist thing to do. :)

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