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Experts say that China's research interests in the [Arctic] region have also doubled as attempts to surveil military assets in the Arctic.
"This is a part of the world that has not been mapped and understood to the same degree of detail as other latitudes," said Roberto Mazzolin, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a former high-ranking official in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Mr Mazzolin said Canada has historically looked at the Arctic as a safe area with little potential for threat. But interest in the region by Russia, and more recently China, has changed …
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