China’s Arctic Ambitions is the first book to address China’s ever increasing interest in the Arctic, and in Canada’s Far North in particular. It offers a holistic approach to the subject – covering resource development, shipping, scientific research, governance, and military strategy – to better understand both Chinese motivations and the potential impacts of a greater Chinese presence in the circumpolar region. The book draws on extensive research into published Chinese government documentation, secondary source analysis, business and media reports, and the existing academic literature.
P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom, and Frédéric Lasserre. China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017.