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IPFS News Link • China

China Boosts Antarctic Presence With Planned Permanent Airbase, Cites "Strategic Needs"

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According to Chinese state sources, last February researchers laid the foundation of the country's fifth research facility, which is to be built in the far south of the continent. Construction for the new projects are to begin when the 35th Antarctic expedition departs on November 2 with building to commence later that month. The air field is expected to take two years to complete.