A ceremony is held for the maiden voyage of China’s home-built polar icebreaker Xuelong II in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese icebreakers set sail for Antarctic rendezvous that will herald ‘new era of polar exploration’

  • ‘Snow Dragons’ Xuelong and Xuelong II leave on China’s 36th Antarctic expedition
  • Mission to resource-rich continent is country’s most ambitious yet
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A ceremony is held for the maiden voyage of China’s home-built polar icebreaker Xuelong II in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Photo: Xinhua
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