The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) is seen in the Ross Sea, off Victoria Land in Antarctica, in January 2014. Photo: Xinhua

China needs to spell out its Antarctic strategy, to show its commitment to conservation

Chen Jiliang says a transparent strategy of objectives on the polar regions would empower officials tasked with realising them, as well as end international speculation about China’s true aims

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The Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xue Long (Snow Dragon) is seen in the Ross Sea, off Victoria Land in Antarctica, in January 2014. Photo: Xinhua
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