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China's icebreaker reaches Arctic Circle to begin scientific research

By China Daily | | Updated: 2023-07-25 13:59
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The Xuelong 2, the country's first domestically built polar icebreaker, departs from Shanghai on July 12, 2023. [Photo/]

China's research icebreaker Xuelong 2 has sailed into the Arctic Circle and is about to start scientific research operations, according to China Central Television.

China's 13th Arctic Ocean Scientific Expedition Team is heading toward the North Pole on board the Xuelong 2 polar scientific research icebreaker.

China's active participation in this scientific exploration demonstrates the country's commitment to international efforts aimed at preserving and conserving the Arctic environment. Collaborative research endeavors like this play a vital role in safeguarding this critical and delicate part of our planet.

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