China building fourth Antarctic research base

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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 am

BEIJING (AP) - Growing scientific power China has begun constructing its fourth Antarctic research base to enhance studies into climate change and other fields, state media reported Thursday.

Taishan Station is being built about 500 kilometers (310 miles) inland, the China Daily newspaper and other media said. It is to house as many as 20 people during the Antarctic summer from December to March and be unstaffed the rest of the year.

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