Event: Lunch seminar on China’s Arctic interests with Dr. Yang Jian
Of the Asian countries with a permanent observer status in the Arctic Council, largest attention has been directed towards Chinese interests for the Arctic. On 18 June 2014 Dr. Yang Jian from the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) will enlighten us on China's Arctic interest during this lunch seminar.
'North meets East': The 2nd China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium
In the first week of June, the second annual China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center 's (CNARC) annual conference was held in Akureyri on 2-5 June 2014. The theme for this conference was the connections between the Arctic countries and actors and Asian counterparts.
Picture courtesy of Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network.
Conference: Asian Countries and the Arctic Future
From 23 to 25 April 2014 scholars from China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea as well as Canada, Finland, Norway and the USA gathered in Shanghai for the AsiArctic conference 'Asian Countries and the Arctic Future'. The conference was the first of its kind in China with all Arctic-relevant Asian countries represented. The event was hosted by AsiArctic partner Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS), in cooperation with the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), and supported by China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC).