China established the Kunlun station at Dome Argus, the highest point in Antarctica, a decade ago. Photo: Xinhua

Are China and the US jostling for position at the highest point in Antarctica?

  • Beijing is leading negotiations to turn Dome Argus into a special zone for ‘scientific research and protecting the environment’
  • It was the first country to set up a station there, but now the US has its own base – and some researchers say it’s trying to block the Chinese plan
Topic |   China science

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China established the Kunlun station at Dome Argus, the highest point in Antarctica, a decade ago. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.