China Preparing to Challenge Canada’s Sovereignty Over the Northwest Passage

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Preparing to Challenge Canada’s Sovereignty Over the Northwest Passage

http://time.com/4302882/china-arctic-shipping-northwest-passage/


China has declared that it plans to ship cargo through the Northwest Passage, a series of waterways in the Arctic Circle over which Canada claims sovereignty.

Chinese maritime authorities tacitly declared the news by printing a lengthy guide to Arctic shipping and navigation; a state spokesperson then confirmed it to reporters on Tuesday, the Globe and Mail reports.

“There will be ships with Chinese flags sailing through this route in the future,” spokesperson Liu Pengfei said.

Chinese state media has called the proposed shipping route a “golden waterway” for future trade as it would drastically cut travel times between China and North America.

But move could pose “the biggest direct challenge to Canadian sovereignty in the Northwest Passage,” University of Calgary professor Rob Huebert told the Globe and Mail. Though Canada claims sovereignty over the waterways, the U.S. believes the passage to be international waters.

China has developed a reputation for its territorial assertiveness over matters of trade, particularly in the South China Sea, where it has constructed artificial islands in waters claimed by neighboring countries.


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So US has no problem letting Chinese ships through Alaska.
 
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So US has no problem letting Chinese ships through Alaska.
That is a separate issue Exit would be thru Canadian territorial waters not international waters


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China is good in preparation. They should actually put more effort into their preparation and challenge Canada. We would like to watch the challenge :biggrin2:
 

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China is China after all.
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They are territorial thieves. :biggrin2:
Instead of solving current disputes, they're creating new one. :hehe:
But it's supposed to be International waters having freedom of navigation. I don't see anything wrong with the Chinese using this route. Anyone can!
 

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But it's supposed to be International waters having freedom of navigation. I don't see anything wrong with the Chinese using this route. Anyone can!
A good deal of this passage route seems to be going through Canadian territorial waters.
 

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This trade route is ineffective due to its harsh climate and ice blockades. The ice is too thick and too hard to make it a commercially viable route most of the year. Unless of course the ice melts due to global warming!

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This is actually a race to dominate and exploit the area for its massive oil reserves. The Chinese are just trying to divert attention from the real truth by mentioning it as their future trade route. It's the oil they're after like the US, Norway, Russia, Canada etc who are all vying for the huge energy pie.
 

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