Ep 9 Belt and Road Initiative and the Northern Sea Route

Back in the second episode of this podcast, we interviewed two scholars on China’s aspirations in the Arctic region, the University of Oslo’s Iselin Stensdal and Fudan Development Institute’s Arthur Guschin. In this episode, Arthur is back, this time with a lecture for economics students from Gothenburg University, which was part of a series of lectures on Chinese society that Nordic Centre organized for them. The lecture discusses infrastructure investments, resources extraction, and in shipping in the Arctic along the Northern Sea Route, and China’s role therein, including perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative, which is Beijing’s signature foreign policy. 

Recorded in December 2017.

See the slides here.