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China to increase input on the Arctic

By Li Xiang in Paris, Zhou Siyu and Cheng Guangjin in Beijing ( China Daily ) Updated: 2013-05-16 07:55:01

China to increase input on the Arctic

Nation wins long-awaited observer status from top-level regional forum

China pledged increased cooperation and contribution to peaceful and sustainable development in the Arctic as it was granted observer status by the Arctic Council on Wednesday.

China "appreciates and welcomes" the council's decision, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement.

China to increase input on the Arctic

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