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Polar Silk route: China to extend OBOR to Arctic by developing ship lanes

China said it would encourage enterprises to build infrastructure and conduct commercial trial voyages

Reuters  |  Beijing 

China on Friday outlined its ambitions to extend President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping lanes opened up by global warming. Releasing its first official Arctic policy white paper, China said it would encourage enterprises to build infrastructure and conduct commercial trial voyages, paving the way for Arctic shipping routes that would form a "Polar Silk Road". "China hopes to work with all parties to build a 'Polar Silk Road' through developing the Arctic shipping routes," the paper, issued by ...

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First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 14:30 IST
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