Scientific research in the North and South poles has become a hot research topic in the international scientific community in 21st century.
The peculiar geographic positions and the unique natural environments of the poles provide ideal locations to study the evolution of the earth and the global climate changes.
Global changes and human environmental problems have become not only a research object for scientists, but also a major concern for more and more political figures.
China's first North Pole expedition demonstrated China's concern about the world's environmental problems, and Chinese scientists' strong sense of responsibility to make contributions to precisely forecasting and solving environmental problems.
The late senior Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping pointed out that the purpose of China's polar research is "to make due contributions for the peaceful use of the polar areas."
The ability to conduct polar expedition is a clear illustration of a nation's comprehensive national strength, especially its scientific and technological establishment. With China's scientific research level elevated to a new high, we will be more active in polar research, mainly on environmental issues.