Apr 12, 2013 11:04 AM

China in Greenland: Way Beyond the Truth?


It was a startling remark. It was made during an otherwise ordinary press conference in Beijing by the spokeswoman from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Hua Chunying, in the middle of March.

"I think that current discussions about China's investment in Greenland have gone way beyond the truth," she said.

Her remark was soon forgotten and only briefly reported in Denmark, the country that should be most concerned, but it carried an astonishing message: Many months of unprecedented international attention to China's designs in Greenland may have been based on less-than-solid evidence.

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