The Arctic and China exemplify the shift of gravity in international politics: the Arctic is becoming an important geopolitical region due to its resources and strategic value, while China is one of the most important rising powers in the Pacific. In the latter, China’s accumulation of significant military power challenges the interest of the local powers and of the United States, The Newshub.com reports:
“The Arctic belongs to all the people around the world as no nation has sovereignty over it”, these words from Chinese Read Admiral Yin Zhuo provide an initial clue of China’s interests in the Arctic.
- But the Pacific and South East Asia is not the only place where the Chinese are increasing their presence and pursuing a set of defined strategic interests, nor the only one where they can increase their strategic advantage by deploying military assets. They have also set their sights on the Arctic.