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China plans airstrip near one of five bases in Antarctica

A group of Chinese scientists and engineers is set to embark on a trek to the bottom of the world aboard the Xuelong, an icebreaking research vessel, early next month to kickstart the nation’s 35th Antarctic exploration mission. They plan to conduct a survey and likely lay the foundation for a permanent airstrip atop a polar ice sheet some 28 […]

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