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  • Thursday, February 19th 2015 - 00:01 UTC

    China celebrates 30 years of first research station in Antarctica

    The Great Wall on King George Island was the first Chinese scientific station in Antarctica opened in 1985 (Pic M. Foote)

    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.

  • Thursday, January 2nd 2014 - 16:00 UTC

    China starts to build its fourth Antarctica base: more planned

    “Great Wall” on Antarctica’s King George Island, China's fist Antarctica base

    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.