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The Northwest Territories government says that China is interested in setting up a Northern Canadian research outpost, but researchers are saying the move should be welcomed, as long as Canada gets to help shape the research.

Arctic policy expert John Higginbotham says that China isn't overstepping its bounds by looking to do research in the Canadian Arctic, but it doesn't need its own facility to do so.

The Chinese government is interested in setting up a research outpost in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., or Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, according to a representative from the N.W.T. government. Both communities are located on the Arctic Ocean, and...

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