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China to launch second North Pole tour
( 2003-07-13 08:06)

China will launch its second scientific expedition to the North Pole on July 15 from Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The "Snow Dragon" was a former Ukrainian icebreaker
An ultra-modern icebreaker entitled "Snow Dragon", which had made the Arctic journey in 1999, will carry 115 scientists from seven countries, including China, the United States and Finland, to the North Pole for a 74-day research expedition.

Zhang Zhanhai, the expedition's chief scientist, said on Saturday that his team would study the effect of the North Pole on the global climate, especially on China, and establish a comprehensive observation system for the Arctic region to provide first-hand material for China's polar region research.

The "Snow Dragon" near Antarctica
China's first North Pole scientific expedition from July 1 to Sept. 9, 1999, aimed to collect scientific resources on the ecological system in the Arctic waters, and the atmosphere, geology, fishing, and marine environment of the area.

Snow Dragon, which belongs to China's third generation of polar expedition icebreakers, is equipped with advanced guidance systems, automatic steering and experimental systems, including a 200 square meter laboratory and ocean research instruments.

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