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Associate Professor Sun Xiuwen was Invited to Participate in the Symposium on "Russia's Rotating Presidency of the Arctic Council"

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On June 11, 2021, Sun Xiuwen, associate professor of the School of Politics and International Relations of Lanzhou University and the Institute for Central Asian Studies of Lanzhou University, was invited to participate in the online academic seminar sponsored by Heilongjiang University. On May 20, 2021, the 12th Arctic Council ministerial meeting was held in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Russia officially took over the rotating presidency of the Arctic Council. Thus, representatives from Russian Academy of Sciences, Harbin Engineering University, Tsinghua University and other school and institutions, discussed on the preparations and priorities for Russia's presidency of the Arctic Council, the priority direction of China Russia Arctic scientific and technological cooperation, the investment potential of Russia's Arctic region and the new trends of Russia's Arctic internal affairs and diplomacy in detail.

At this symposium, Associate Professor Sun Xiuwen first introduced various internal and external threats faced by Russia in the Arctic, stressed the necessity and urgency of "seeking security" and "promoting development" for Russia's Arctic development. Then she explained the relationship between Russia's 2035 Arctic strategic system and the agenda arrangement of the Arctic Council from 2021 to 2023, and holds that they complement each other and jointly consolidate Russia's institutional voice in Arctic affairs; Finally, she summarizes the connotation, characteristics and path of the construction of Russia’s institutional discourse right.