Hybrid CoE Strategic Analysis 19: The ice dragon – Chinese interests in the Arctic

by Camilla T. N. Sørensen - November 5, 2019

The Arctic region is identified in Chinese strategic considerations and plans as the “new strategic frontier”, where the great powers will compete in the coming years. This links up with the “Made in China 2025” strategy, which identifies key sectors or industries, such as AI, 5G, maritime and space technology, in which China wants to take the lead and set global standards, writes Camilla T. N. Sørensen, Associate Professor at the Institute for Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College in Copenhagen.