Video Message by Foreign Minister Wang Yi At the Opening Ceremony of the Third Arctic Circle Assembly

Your Excellency President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson,Ladies and Gentlemen,At the invitation extended by President Grímsson to President Xi Jinping, China

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2015-10-18

Russia Isn't Trying to Start a War in the Arctic — It's Just Keeping Out the Riffraff

The Arctic is heating up, and not just because of global warming. On Thursday, Norway's military chief announced plans to modernize and expand its fo

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2015-10-08

Shell abandons oil exploration in Alaska but stays in the Arctic

They came, they drilled, they withdrew. In a surprise move, the oil giant Shell this week announced a halt to exploration for oil and gas under the Ch

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2015-10-01

US builds up Arctic spy network as Russia, China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats

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2015-09-13

Chair's Summary: Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER)

Fact SheetOffice of the SpokespersonWashington, DCSeptember 1, 2015 Global leaders convened at GLACIER to highlight international and domestic priorit

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2015-09-05

America in the Arctic: A risk they can't refuse

When native Alaskans speak, the feeling, according to Edward Itta, is that no-one is listening.Addressing the Arctic Encounters Symposium in February,

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2015-09-03

World Economic Forum: Demystifying the Arctic

Executive Summary To this day, the general public thinks of the Arctic in visions of unspoiled ocean and landscapes, expansive ice, clean water, uniqu

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2015-08-13

IMO Polar Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

A historic milestone for marine safety and the protection of Arctic people and the marine environment in polar waters will be reached when the Interna

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2015-08-12

Three strikes for the President Obama's climate change plan

President Barack Obama has a new plan to fight global warming, and science is on his side, isn't it? No, not exactly. But wait, calculations show the

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2015-08-06

Obama doubles down on climate rule

The Obama administration on Sunday unveiled a tougher climate change rule for power plants, demanding that generators cut their carbon dioxide output

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2015-08-05