The Polar Silk Road in 2018

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    On the heels of the Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland in October, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill offers some additional thoughts on a changing Arctic and China's role in the future of the polar north. In this episode of World Ocean Radio we detail the intentions of the Chinese as outlined in a policy statement published earlier this year. And we discuss the likelihood that eastern powers such as China will have increased vested interest in trade, governance and finance--a blue economic passage to the potential wealth of resources in a changing, melting north.

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About World Ocean Radio
Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by college and community radio stations worldwide.

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Resources from this episode
- About the Arctic Circle, Reykjavic, Iceland
- Polar Silk Road
- FULL TEXT, China's Arctic Policy,  January 2018