The proposed marine protected areas cover almost 4 million sq km of the Southern Ocean. Photo: Reuters The proposed marine protected areas cover almost 4 million sq km of the Southern Ocean. Photo: Reuters
The proposed marine protected areas cover almost 4 million sq km of the Southern Ocean. Photo: Reuters

Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping talks the talk on conservation, fails to walk the walk in Antarctica

  • China says it wants to be a leader in ecological governance, but has sided with Russia to block proposed protected areas in the Southern Ocean
  • Environmentalists say the failure to protect this critical ecosystem is ‘deeply concerning’

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The proposed marine protected areas cover almost 4 million sq km of the Southern Ocean. Photo: Reuters The proposed marine protected areas cover almost 4 million sq km of the Southern Ocean. Photo: Reuters
The proposed marine protected areas cover almost 4 million sq km of the Southern Ocean. Photo: Reuters
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