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China to build new Antarctica station

Updated: 2013-11-01 14:37
( Xinhua)

SHANGHAI -- China is planning a new research station in Antarctica, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Friday.

The Taishan Station, the fourth of its kind in Antarctica, will be set up between the existing Zhongshan and Kunlun Stations to provide logistical support, according to Qu Tanzhou, director of Arctic and Antarctic Administration at SOA.

A scientific expedition team will leave Shanghai on Nov 7 to carry out multiple investigations, including setting up the Taishan station. A summer station that can be used from December to March, the station will be used to study geology, glaciers, geomagnetism and the atmosphere in Antarctica.

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