“Russia opens Siberian pipeline to China as Beijing expands its influence in the Arctic’

This article focuses on what China refers to as “the arctic silk road', and its economic ties with Russia. The “silk road' is a natural gas pipeline that has been in the development stage for the last two years that would connect China and Russia, VIA a natural gas pipeline. This pipeline would be an addition to the already existing pipeline, the “Power of Siberia', which connects Russia’s Siberian fields to China’s historically coal burning northeast. Due to failed energy agreements with the Unites States, Russia has been expanding its relationship with China for a better economic opportunity. The area in which the silk road pipeline is being developed is in high interest due the bordering countries; Canada, United States, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia, all having strong interests in the arctic resources. Mainly oil, and natural gas. This article encompasses many of the key geographical concepts such as place, scale, distance, distribution, movement, region, change, process, spatial association and sustainability. “Russia is keen on maintaining control over the Northern Sea Route, due to its proximity to some important military and economic infrastructure of Russia’s, and the source of revenue it represents,' said Strafor’s Zhang. But the United States as well as other countries continue to battel for resource rights over this geographical region.