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International relations

Chinese gold miner's Arctic ambitions face chill in Canada

Many oppose state-owned company gaining foothold in the northern sea

A Canadian icebreaker in Nunavut: Many countries, including China, are interested in the Arctic's rich mineral and gas deposits.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/BEIJING -- As global competition for the Arctic's rich resources grows, the proposed acquisition of a Canadian mining company by China's Shandong Gold Group has emerged as a flashpoint in the countries' deteriorating ties.

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