The Chilean port could be used as a jumping-off point for Chinese research vessels headed to Antarctica. Photo: Xinhua

How Chinese access to Chilean port could give Antarctic exploration activities a boost

  • Beijing is in talks with Chile over use of the Punta Arenas port ‘for the realisation of projects at their bases located in the Antarctic continent’
  • Analyst says relations with key players like Chile and Australia may give China political leverage in the region
Topic |   China science

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The Chilean port could be used as a jumping-off point for Chinese research vessels headed to Antarctica. Photo: Xinhua
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