As the Arctic melts, China and Russia struggle for control

It seems that global warming in the Arctic, which environmentalists prophesy for us, can still come. At least, according to reports, the ice cover of the Arctic Ocean is declining. And this means that the riches of the Arctic - oil, gas and others - will become more accessible for development. Prospects are opening up for the development of the Northern Sea Route. And here the role of Russia seems to me decisive - after all, this transport route is under its jurisdiction. What, in general, are the prospects opening up for the circumpolar countries if it does get warmer in the Arctic? And how will the Arctic pie be divided? Let's discuss the role of China - is it an ally of the same Russia? I think yes rather than no. 

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