Scientists investigate the Mars-like conditions in the Qaidam Basin, which is set to host a US$61 million scientific and tourism base. Photo: Xinhua

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Scientists investigate the Mars-like conditions in the Qaidam Basin, which is set to host a US$61 million scientific and tourism base. Photo: Xinhua
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.