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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Professor Ho Kin-chung, founder and director of the Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong, talks about environmental issues at Citywalk in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong environmental protection pioneer tells of 30-year campaign, and how an Antarctic expedition almost killed him and finance chief Paul Chan

  • Professor Ho Kin-chung will on Monday embark on his 16th trip to the Arctic
  • The 62-year-old has splashed out HK$1 million from his pension fund on a polar research station
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Professor Ho Kin-chung, founder and director of the Polar Research Institute of Hong Kong, talks about environmental issues at Citywalk in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Roy Issa
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