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What is Arctic Circle Countries

Handbook of Research on International Collaboration, Economic Development, and Sustainability in the Arctic
The countries with the territories to the north of the Arctic Circle, including Canada, the USA, Russia, Greenland (an autonomous territory within Denmark), Norway, Sweden, and Finland (territories to the of the 66.3 degrees northern latitude).
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Russia-China Collaboration in the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges
Nikolay Kotlyarov (Financial University Under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6954-1.ch010
In recent years, the international expert community has demonstrated a growing interest in China's Arctic policy. To a great extent, such an interest has been triggered by recent gaining an observer status in the Arctic Council by China, as well as by China's efforts to actively participate in elaborating the rules of global governance. China has a range of interests in the Arctic, including climate change problems, opportunities for energy diversification, and development of the Northern Sea Route. Among Russian experts, the discussion on the desirability of cooperation with China has lately shifted towards the acknowledging the need to strengthen Russia-China strategic partnership in the Arctic, particularly in the context of worsening relations between Russia and Western countries. The chapter addresses recent trends in Russia's and China's attitudes to bilateral cooperation in the Arctic and analyzes experts' approaches to the settlement of disputes, including such issues as the legal regime of the Arctic and the development of navigation along the Northern Sea Route.
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