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China’s activities in Greenland

November 21, 2018 - 10:00-12:00

With the publication of China’s white paper on Arctic strategy and the goal of establishing a Polar Silk Road, Chinese investment supported by the Chinese state is expected to increase in the coming years. Greenland has a prominent place in this strategy and Chinese companies view Greenland as a new frontier for business. There are also concerns, however, especially in Denmark and the US, that China is trying to boost its strategic position in the Arctic.

This seminar discusses recent Chinese activities from different angles. First of all, how China is viewed in Greenlandic discourse, secondly, how Chinese companies see Greenland as a business opportunity, and finally, what kind of geopolitical implications Chinese investments in Greenland raise.


Ulrik Pram Gad, Associate Professor, Aalborg University
Jon Rahbek-Clemmesen, Associate Professor, Royal Danish Defense College
Yang Jiang, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Hans Lucht, Senior Researcher, DIIS

Deadline for registration: 20 November, 12:00

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China’s activities in Greenland


November 21, 2018


DIIS – Danish Institute for International Studies, University of Copenhagen


Gl. Kalkbrænderivej 51A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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