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China thinks big in backing Russian Arctic LNG project

Belt and Road turns north toward vast resources and key shipping route

Russian President Vladimir Putin, second from right, inspects the Yamal LNG site on Dec. 8.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Russia has commenced shipments of liquefied natural gas from the Arctic as part of one of the world's largest LNG development projects, and it owes China a big "thank you."

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