Wang Yang: Arctic is an indicator of global warming

Speaking at the International Arctic Forum, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang called Arkhangelsk “the gateway to the Arctic” and expressed the hope that the Forum would open “new gateways” for work and cooperation in the region. In addition, Wang said that the Arctic is an indicator of global climate change, noting the importance of promoting scientific research in the Arctic as well as the rational use of resources.

“Without peace and stability, there can be no talk about stability and cooperation in the Arctic. China advocates peaceful cooperation in the Arctic. We support the safe navigation. Russia is the largest Arctic nation and plays an important role in Arctic affairs. China is prepared to conduct a thorough exchange of views with all nations”, the Vice Premier said.