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China prepares to build 5th Antarctic research station

Updated: Dec 11,2017 9:28 AM     Xinhua

A Ka-32 helicopter starts to transport materials to the Inexpressible Island in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea, Antarctic, Dec 9, 2017. By 3 am on Dec 10, 2017, materials weighing 250 tonnes were transported to the Inexpressible Island, where China plans to build its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years. The new year-round research station will fill in the blank left in China’s Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions, one toward the Atlantic and the other toward the Indian Ocean. [Photo/Xinhua]

A helicopter carrying part of China’s 34th Antarctic expedition members arrives at the Inexpressible Island in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea, Antarctic, Dec 7, 2017. By 3 am on Dec 10, 2017, materials weighing 250 tonnes were transported to the Inexpressible Island, where China plans to build its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years. The new year-round research station will fill in the blank left in China’s Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions, one toward the Atlantic and the other toward the Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

A Ka-32 helicopter starts to transport materials to the Inexpressible Island in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea, Antarctic, Dec 9, 2017. By 3 a.m. on Dec 10, 2017, materials weighing 250 tonnes were transported to the Inexpressible Island, where China plans to build its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years. The new year-round research station will fill in the blank left in China’s Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions, one toward the Atlantic and the other toward the Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

The crane onboard China’s Icebreaker Xuelong loads the material in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea, Antarctic, Dec 9, 2017. By 3 a.m. on Dec 10, 2017, materials weighing 250 tonnes were transported to the Inexpressible Island, where China plans to build its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years. The new year-round research station will fill in the blank left in China’s Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions, one toward the Atlantic and the other toward the Indian Ocean. [Photo/Xinhua]

The crane onboard China’s Icebreaker Xuelong loads the material in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea, Antarctic, Dec. 9, 2017. By 3 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2017, materials weighing 250 tonnes were transported to the Inexpressible Island, where China plans to build its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years. The new year-round research station will fill in the blank left in China’s Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions, one toward the Atlantic and the other toward the Indian Ocean.[Photo/Xinhua]

Materials are seen on the Inexpressible Island in Terra Nova Bay of the Ross Sea, Antarctic, Dec 9, 2017. By 3 am on Dec 10, 2017, materials weighing 250 tonnes were transported to the Inexpressible Island, where China plans to build its fifth station in the Antarctic in next five years. The new year-round research station will fill in the blank left in China’s Antarctic research since the Great Wall and Zhongshan stations cover different directions, one toward the Atlantic and the other toward the Indian Ocean. [Photo/Xinhua]

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