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China to conduct fifth Arctic expedition in 2012

By Luo Sha (Beijing Daily)

16:47, March 07, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

China will implement the fifth North Pole expedition plan and complete the construction of the Antarctic Kunlun Station this year, said Lv Bin, deputy to the National People's Congress and secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection of the State Oceanic Administration.

Meanwhile, the marine sector will make feasibility study and bidding of icebreakers for the new polar expedition this year. It will also order aircrafts and make the trusteeship, said Lv Bin.

At present, China's 28th Antarctic expedition team is implementing the Antarctic research mission. They have finished the field work and are on the way back. China has begun to organize its 29th Antarctic expedition team.

Lv also said that China mulls to make North Pole expedition and study with arctic countries such as Iceland and Canada through strengthening international cooperation in the polar area and advance the substantive fulfillment of bilateral cooperation agreements in the polar area.


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