China is in talks with Finland regarding participation in the Northeast Passage Cable -- a proposed cable system running from Finland to the Pacific through the Northeast Passage in the Russian Arctic.

According to Bloomberg, Chinese carriers such as China Telecom are open to the concept, although they emphasize that no decisions have been made.  For the full story, go to https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-13/undersea-cable-project-shows-china-s-interest-in-warming-arctic.