23 May 2017

News Story: China releases report on Antarctic development

Chinese Icebreaker Xuelong (Image: Wiki Commons)
BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- China published on Monday the first full report on its development in Antarctica over the past three decades, titled "China's Antarctic Activities."

China has established a national Antarctic observation network and a basic exploration and scientific research system consisting of government departments, research institutes and universities, said the report by China's State Oceanic Administration.

According to the report, over the past 30 years, China has opened four research bases -- the Great Wall station, Zhongshan station, Kunlun station and Taishan station -- and established the Polar Research Institute of China in Shanghai in addition to sailing the icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon).

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