This seminar discusses recent Chinese activities from different angles. First of all, how China is viewed in Greenlandic discourse, secondly, how Chinese companies see Greenland as a business opportunity, and finally, what kind of geopolitical implications Chinese investments in Greenland raise.
Wednesday 21 November 2018, 10.00-12.00
DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies
Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A
Ulrik Pram Gad, Associate Professor, Aalborg University
André Ken Jakobsson, postdoc. Centre for Military Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
Yang Jiang, Senior Researcher, DIIS
Hans Lucht, Senior Researcher, DIIS
10.00-10.15 Introduction, Hans Lucht
10.15-10.40 Imagining China on Greenland’s road to independence, Ulrik Pram Gad
10.40-10.55 Greenland as China’s new frontier for business, Yang Jiang
10.55-11.20 Changing Chinese and US interests in the Arctic: grey zone conflict in Greenland, André Ken Jakobsson
11.20-11.30 Short coffee break
11.30-12.00 Q & A
The seminar will be in English and livestreamed on diis.dk.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 12.00 noon. Livestream does not require registration.