Polar Silk Road
China's Belt and Road Initiative will bring opportunities for parties concerned to jointly build a "Polar Silk Road", and facilitate connectivity and sustainable economic and social development of the Arctic, said a whitepaper.
The document titled "China's Arctic Policy" issued by the State Council Information Office underscored that China hopes to work with all parties to build the Polar Silk Road through developing Arctic shipping routes, said the white paper.
According to the whitepaper, China will encourage enterprises to participate in the infrastructure construction of the Arctic shipping routes, conduct commercial trial voyages in accordance with the law, and steadily promote the commercialization and normalization of the Arctic shipping routes.
China attaches great importance to the navigation security of the Arctic shipping routes, actively conducts research on the Arctic shipping routes, continuously strengthens shipping hydrographic survey, and improve navigation, security and logistical capacities in the Arctic.
China advocates the peaceful use of the Arctic pole and is committed to maintaining and promoting peace and stability of this area.