China has only one fixed-wing plane that can fly to the polar regions, the Xue Ying 601, or Snow Hawk. Photo: CCTVChina has only one fixed-wing plane that can fly to the polar regions, the Xue Ying 601, or Snow Hawk. Photo: CCTV
China has only one fixed-wing plane that can fly to the polar regions, the Xue Ying 601, or Snow Hawk. Photo: CCTV

China to begin building first permanent airfield in Antarctica

  • Country has been using Russian facility as its home base in the frozen continent
  • Airstrip is expected to be completed in a few years

Topic |   Antarctica
China has only one fixed-wing plane that can fly to the polar regions, the Xue Ying 601, or Snow Hawk. Photo: CCTVChina has only one fixed-wing plane that can fly to the polar regions, the Xue Ying 601, or Snow Hawk. Photo: CCTV
China has only one fixed-wing plane that can fly to the polar regions, the Xue Ying 601, or Snow Hawk. Photo: CCTV
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