China's Arctic Science Diplomacy: a chance to improve mutual understanding?

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The freezing of Arctic Council's activities and the enhanced Sino-Russian axis in Arctic energy collaboration have increased skepticism regarding China's Arctic engagement. In this framework of uncertainty, scientific knowledge and expertise play a prominent role in addressing emerging challenges, however they are deeply affected by the evolution of the international relations regime. The interplay between science and international relations led to the conceptualization of Science Diplomacy (SD), that in the traditional taxonomy consists of three main pillars: “science in diplomacy”, “science for diplomacy” and “diplomacy for science”. Gluckman et al. (2017) theorize a new and more pragmatic approach to SD that merges and balances national interests with common global challenges. China’s scientific engagement seems to collide with mistrust and suspicion that pervade English literature on China's role in the Arctic. China has been a member of the International Arctic Science Committee since 1996, through the China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre (CNARC) eight Chinese and ten Nordic institutions collaborate and organize international symposiums, and it regularly participates in Arctic Council working groups as a regular observer state in the Arctic Council. The presentation aims at framing SD under a global approach in order to better understand whether China's Arctic SD resembles the balance between national interests and addressing global challenges
Aikajakso24 helmik. 2023
Tapahtuman otsikkoArctic Science Summit Week, 2023
Tapahtuman tyyppiKonferenssi
SijaintiVienna, ItävaltaNäytä kartalla