Greenland gears up for election sparked by debate over Chinese-backed rare earths mining

//Greenland gears up for election sparked by debate over Chinese-backed rare earths mining

Greenland gears up for election sparked by debate over Chinese-backed rare earths mining

Greenland votes on Tuesday in legislative elections largely seen as a referendum on a controversial mining project that would help diversify the Arctic island’s economy as it plans for a future altered by climate change.The autonomous Danish territory, home to some 56,225 people, obtained ownership of its vast mineral reserves in 2009 when its self-rule powers were widened.Those resources, its geopolitical relevance, and easier access due to melting sea ice, have made Greenland increasingly…

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