China to build fifth Antarctic research station
Updated: 2015-01-08 15:59
China is preparing to build its fifth research station in Antarctica, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on its official website.
China's icebreaking research vessel Xuelong arrived at the waters near Victoria Land of Antarctica on Dec 26.
Thirteen members of China's 31st Antarctic scientific expedition and 10 tons of supplies have been transported by the helicopter KA32 to Inexpressible Island for scientific investigation.
The team is carrying out surveys and mapping in preparation for China's fifth research station, according to the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.