China’s first domestically produced polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, also known as Snow Dragon II, was delivered on Thursday in Shanghai and will make its maiden voyage to Antarctica later this year. Photo: Xinhua

China’s new icebreaker Snow Dragon II ready for Antarctica voyage later this year

  • Home-made polar research vessel commissioned amid rising tensions with US in the Arctic
  • Latest expansion of Beijing’s influence in resource-rich polar regions
Topic |   Antarctica

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China’s first domestically produced polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, also known as Snow Dragon II, was delivered on Thursday in Shanghai and will make its maiden voyage to Antarctica later this year. Photo: Xinhua
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