Denmark Might Not Sell Greenland to America, but It Is Selling Its Resources to China, nationalinterest.org

Petri Mäkelä, runs the news and analysis website Vantage Point North

If China was given a possibility to control the ports and airports in Greenland, it would cause serious problems for NATO operations in the northern European theater. […]

The spokesman of Greenland’s government stated that “Greenland is not for sale.” But is that actually true?

China has been heavily buying in to Greenland and its vast natural resources. The true quantity of the resources is only slowly getting revealed as the continental ice is melting due to the climate change. At Kvanefjeld Chinese companies are planning to begin mining both Uranium and rare earth elements, the production if which China is trying to monopolize. The Chinese companies are also investing in zinc and iron mines on the island. […]

If China was given a possibility to control the ports and airports in Greenland, it would cause serious problems for NATO operations in the northern European theater. The Greenland – Iceland- UK (GIUK) gap has long been the focus point of naval planning for the possible showdown between NATO and Russia in Europe.

On the other hand Greenland could also be used to stage operations aimed to disable the Russian forces in the Arctic. These forces include the vital nuclear bastion at Kola-peninsula. While China and Russia are reluctant allies at the moment, there is no doubt that at some point in the future the dragon will try to subdue the elderly bear in the neighborhood. Läs artikel