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China celebrates 30 years of first research station in Antarctica

Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 00:01 UTC
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China is preparing to mark 30 years of polar expeditions, when on 20 February 1985 opened its first permanent research station in Antarctica, The Great Wall on King George Island. Since then China has continued to advance and is now planning the fifth permanent station. Read full article


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  • Briton

    CHINA=Argentina =best mates lolol

    you wont hear CFK complaining that China is militarising the south Atlantic and thus Argentine territory,

    seeing as they will soon both be one

    Feb 19th, 2015 - 12:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    The island was discovered and named by the British explorer William Smith in 1819.
    King George Island is the largest of the South Shetland Islands, lying 120 kilometres (75 miles) off the coast of Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. The island was named after King George III.

    just so you know, like...

    Feb 19th, 2015 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Surprised they haven't named one of their bases Tiananmen Square.

    Where all of us not hidden behind the great firewall of China, know in 1989 they murdered hundreds of peaceful protestors.

    So a country quite similar to Argentina.

    Feb 19th, 2015 - 08:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Forget building bases in Antarctica!

    TMBOA claims Patagonia is as cold and you have to be 'tough' to live there.

    However, the permanent SOVEREIGN base that China has just obtained from TMB will do for now. What's the betting there will be tears before bedtime once the Chin get their feet under the table, so to speak?

    Feb 19th, 2015 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “it is possible that a Chinese fleet arrived in the area around 1421 or 1422, first visiting the Falkland Islands”

    ooh look out! Maybe they will lay claim too!
    Or perhaps not.

    Feb 19th, 2015 - 06:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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