The effects of the emerging and prospective economic and strategic opportunities in the Arctic are being felt far beyond the circumpolar states. China, for one, has begun to promulgate the notion that it is a “near-Arctic state” and a stakeholder in the affairs of the High North.
"Race to the North: China’s Arctic Strategy and Its Implications,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 66
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol66/iss2/7