PM Useful Idiot’s Man Crush: China sets its sights on the Northwest Passage

China is looking to exploit the Northwest Passage, the fabled shortcut from the Pacific to the Atlantic, according to state-run media, with the world’s biggest trader in goods publishing a shipping guide to the route.

The seaway north of Canada, which could offer a quicker journey from China to the US east coast than via the Panama Canal or Cape Horn, was sought by European explorers for centuries, including by the doomed Franklin expedition of 1845.

Even now it remains ice-bound for much of the year, but global warming and the retreat of Arctic sea ice are making it more accessible, and Beijing sees it as an opportunity to reshape global trade flows.

China’s maritime safety administration earlier this month published a 356-page, Chinese-language guide including nautical charts and descriptions of ice conditions for the Northwest Passage, said the China Daily newspaper, which is published by the government.

“There will be ships with Chinese flags sailing through this route in the future,” it quoted administration spokesman Liu Pengfei as saying.

More at the Globe…

  • DMB
    • PM Pinhead to the rescue.

    • Given that PM Trulander admires China and has yet to stand up to Putin, I would say: no, Trudeau will not defend the Canadian Arctic.

      Ladies and gentlemen, Stan Rogers:

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Trump will end up taking the north west passage.

        • Clink9

          I’m threatening to move to the US if Trump wins.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I wish I could.
            That’s funny as hell.

          • Maurixio Garciasanchez

            The sooner the better.

          • Clink9

            So your saying you support Trump?

            We love you Mo.

          • Maurixio Garciasanchez

            Yeah I support him that means 100s or 100s of the Harpomaniacs will move to the US if he gets elected.

          • Clink9

            100s or 100s?

            Didn’t think an old lettuce picker like you could count that high!

          • Maurixio Garciasanchez

            Yeah keep cloning my nick just like your God Harper and his team of fraudsters did it .

          • Clink9

            Ummm, penis breath, what are you talking about?

        • Something tells me that he would find it too cold.

  • ontario john

    And when China claims an island there to protect its shipping, the little dunce will arrive for a selfie.

    • Likely.

    • Will Quest

      A selfie of Putin & XI Jinping kicking snow in his face ~!?!

  • mauser 98

    PM Steaming Jackass will fold like a cheap suit… wail like Yoko Ono …demand running dog Americans rescue his ass .. Tor Star , CBC say brilliant

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      People think he’s the Obama of Canada.
      But, I’m beginning to think he’s the Dubya of Canada.

      • mauser 98

        W? never sniveled like this SOB

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      You know, after the coming of the Trumpenreich, such 9/11 calls will still be responded to in a prompt, courteous, and professional manner, but there will be a bill presented to the caller if prior arrangements are not made.
      What’s your MasterCard number Canada?

      • mauser 98

        long overdue

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘but global warming and the retreat of Arctic sea ice are making it more accessible’
    Is so much bullshit.
    Let them come and get stuck in the ice.

    • That will be fun. And the Inuit will have a new source of income salvaging wrecks;)

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And polar bears think Chinese sailors are great frozen food.

        • Exile1981

          But when they eat chinese they are hungry just an hour later

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’ve always loved that joke.
            Because, it’s true.
            One of the reasons I believe it is true is because there is no dairy in the Oriental diet.
            Go to a Vietnamese restaurant and it’s a little meat, a little vegetable and a whole lot of noodles.
            Or rice.
            So many times when I got ‘kidnapped’ at lunch and forced into our local Vietnamese restaurant I wished I had brought a stick of butter to stir into my beef noodle soup.

          • Exile1981

            An Asian friend claims it’s because Western food has a lot of complex carbs vs. simple rice carbs in chinese food.

            Another friend claims you get hungry again because the MSG acts like draino and cleans your system out… leaving a lot of empty space.

          • SIR!

            Pho is delicious!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Not five days a week.
            Oriental cuisine is bereft of dairy.

          • Okay, maybe not five days a week but it is simple and refreshing.

            In doses.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Hey, I could live happily on satay beef noodle soup but give me a side of grilled cheese sandwich.

          • Note to self: have that for lunch.

  • Exile1981

    The turdeau will give up Canada’s sovereignty of the artic.

  • Blacksmith

    I see great salvage opportunities in the future for enterprising Canadians. Of course most of the crap salvaged would be garbage as it was when it was made but the ships themselves should be worth something.

  • simus1

    This could be a Chinese face saving roundabout way of totally bowing out of their proposed Nicaragua sea level canal megaproject which seemed a bridge too far from the beginning.
    Poor comrade Ortega.

  • vimy

    OH OH I see another Canadian Prime Minister snowball throwing incident coming in our future.