The Xuelong 2 is the most modern of China’s two icebreakers in operation. Photo: Xinhua
The Xuelong 2 is the most modern of China’s two icebreakers in operation. Photo: Xinhua
Antarctica

China to develop new heavy icebreaker for ‘Polar Silk Road’

  • Design to be finished by 2025, ministry says, while ‘significant breakthroughs’ also expected in building huge salvage ship
  • The vessels will be used to support the country’s expanding maritime activities

Topic |   Antarctica
The Xuelong 2 is the most modern of China’s two icebreakers in operation. Photo: Xinhua
The Xuelong 2 is the most modern of China’s two icebreakers in operation. Photo: Xinhua
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