Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter of congratulations on the completion of the construction of the Qinling Station and its operation in Antarctica, this Wednesday.

Qinling Station, the country’s fifth research station in Antarctica, went into operation on the same day. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended his sincere greetings and Chinese Lunar New Year wishes to people working for polar research.

Noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s polar expedition, Xi said that the cause of China’s polar research has achieved fruitful results and the completion of the construction of Qinling Station will provide a strong guarantee for Chinese scientists and those around the world to continue exploring the mysteries of nature and courageously climbing to the peak of science.

Xi called for better understanding, protecting and utilizing the polar regions to make new and greater contributions to the benefit of humanity and building a community with a shared future for humanity.


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