China launches Arctic station


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China's first Arctic scientific research station, Yellow River Station, opens on Svalbard Island of Norway, July 28, 2004. The station is a two-storied building with a total area of 500 square meters. It consists of laboratories, offices, reading rooms, storerooms, and dorms that can accommodate 20 to 25 people. At the top of the building is an observatory. (Xinhua Photo)

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This undated photo shows the bird's eye view of the Arctic research base on the Svalbard Island of Norway, where China's first Arctic scientific research station, Yellow River Station opened on July 28, 2004.

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Part of China's first Arctic scientific research station, Yellow River Station, that opened on Svalbard Island of Norway, July 28, 2004.

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Yang Huigen, deputy head of the China Polar Research Center based in Shanghai, and first chief of China's Arctic scientific research station, checks in a laboratory of the station on Svalbard Island of Norway, July 27, 2004.

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Scientists and people concerned stand in front of the Yellow River Station on the Svalbard (also called Spitsbergen) Island of Norway, The Yellow River Station, China's first Arctic scientific research station, officially opened on Wednesday.

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Scientists and people concerned present at the opening ceremony of the Yellow River Station on the Svalbard (also called Spitsbergen) Island of Norway.


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