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China starts to build its fourth Antarctica base: more planned

Thursday, January 2nd 2014 - 16:00 UTC
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Just days after the Chinese rover Jade Rabbit settled down on the moon, China is setting out to bolster its presence in another remote place: Antarctica. Chinese state media said on Thursday that construction workers are en route to the future site of China’s fourth Antarctic research station, after a pit stop at one of its other bases. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    I guess Penguins and Seals will be on the menu, in the absence of skinned alive dogs and cats.

    Jan 02nd, 2014 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Apparently donkey as well. I read this morning that Walmart China recalled their “canned donkey” meat because it was tainted with fox.

    Jan 02nd, 2014 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nololly

    Are they putting in a takeaway? I hope its not in Queen. Elizabeth land!

    Jan 02nd, 2014 - 04:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Wherever in the world there are un-sequestered (potential and actual) reserves of ores and other minerals, you will find China arranging matters to gain the larger part of those 'reserves'.

    Jan 02nd, 2014 - 08:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    Oh dear. Has anybody told Tobias?

    Jan 02nd, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Just what we need, China destroying the Antarctic environment as thoroughly has they have their own.

    Penguin gall bladders will be the next great Chinese aphrodisiac.

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 02:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornelius

    keep the chinesse out out out they are despicable !!!!!!

    Jan 03rd, 2014 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    The Chinese presence is very much welcome, regarding the fact that you lot don't have the balls to interfere, disturb, steal, lie or make use of any of your other inhereted attributes while they are presents...

    English and Chinese should come in pair...

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Of course stevie everyone is afraid of the Chinese.....and the Americans do not have the balls to fly over the Senkaku Islands when the Chinese declared it a no fly zone. Us military still flys and told the Chinese to STF up. The only ones that stopped flying are civilians.
    BTW......the area is not your's for you pinheads to welcome anyone. Some countries make a claim almost no one recognizes them.

    BTW.....have the Aussies rescued the rescuers yet? Seems they got stuck.
    They say a little knowledge is more dangerous than no knowledge. Apparently the Chinese have a little knowledge.

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    As they seem to be planning more bases, you should really tell them they aren't welcome, thy they have invited themselves...

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    No one has to welcome them nor invite them. No one owns Antarctica,it is an international territory of science. But I still see the Aussies rescuing the rescuers.
    I will say this, anyone who puts in at McMurdo Sound has brass balls.....only they don't know it until they return. I am sure the electrical and safety hazards and disasters are all improved these

    Jan 04th, 2014 - 10:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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