Morning Update: Beijing and Moscow’s partnership gives China major foothold in Arctic, report finds


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Good morning, As Russia deals with serious money woes because of its military assault on Ukraine, it has had to increasingly rely on China to help maintain its military and economic presence in the Arctic, giving Beijing a major presence in the Far North, according to a leading U.S. strategic intelligence firm. Moscow and Beijing are also deepening their security ties, signing an agreement in April, 2023, to co-operate on maritime law enforcement. In August, 2023, they conducted joint exercises in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska – remaining in international waters. Washington and Ottawa are becoming increasingly...