China opens first research station in inland AntarcticaFebruary 3rd, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.3 (ANI): China opened its first research station in inland Antarctica on Monday.
Members of China’’s 25th Antarctic expedition team attended the opening ceremony of the Kunlun station, the third Chinese Antarctic base and the first in inland Antarctica, reported Xinhua.
The Kunlun station is the third Chinese Antarctic base, after Zhongshan and Great Wall. Kunlun now covers 263 sq m and can accommodate 20 people.
It will be expanded to 558 sq m over the next three to five years. (ANI)