Event: Lunch seminar on China’s Arctic interests with Dr. Yang Jian
Of the Asian countries with a permanent observer status in the Arctic Council, largest attention has been directed towards Chinese interests for the Arctic. On 18 June 2014 Dr. Yang Jian from the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS) enlightened us on China's Arctic interest during the lunch seminar.
Dr. Yang Jian leads the Arctic policy team of the SIIS. SIIS is a leading foreign policy think tank in China, and is a key player in China's thinking on Arctic policy, in addition to providing policy input to China's government in areas like climate change, energy challenges, security policy and global governance. SIIS is the main Chinese partner in the AsiArctic programme.
Venue: Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Fridtjof Nansens vei 17, 13226 Lysaker, map here
Time: 18 June from 12.00 – 14.00, with networking lunch served from 12.00 (seminar starts around 12.30)
Topic: China's Arctic interests: opportunities, challenges and China's strategic outlook
Speaker: Dr. Yang Jian, Vice President of Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)
Comments: Else Berit Eikeland, Senior Arctic Official, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arild Moe, senior fellow in Russian and Arctic studies, FNI
Moderator: Iselin Stensdal, research fellow and China expert, FNI