China to bulid another polar ship after Xuelong
Updated: 2016-03-11 08:11
By Lu Haoting and Zhong Nan(China Daily)
A penguin is seen in front of Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, docked at an ice cover area of the South Pole. The icebreaker is on China's 31st scientific expedition to Antarctica. [Photo/ Weibo.com]
"The new vessel is designed from the very beginning in accordance with special polar research and supply requirements," Hu said.
"It is tailor-made and will boast stronger research capabilities and be more comfortable and environmentally friendly," he added.