Written by Jichang Lulu.
2016 was an eventful year for China’s intensifying engagement with Greenland: A blocked attempt to buy a derelict naval base; controversy over the size of a state-linked company’s share in a uranium project; progress towards establishing the world’s northernmost mine. A year ago, no actual Chinese investment existed. Now money has changed hands, permits are being awarded and China is becoming a major player in Greenland’s development. That involvement is also starting to be received differently in Nuuk and Copenhagen. Continue reading “China, Greenland and competition for the Arctic”