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Xuelong (Snow Dragon) is China's first icebreaker and was built in Ukraine in 1993. China spent 31 million yuan (US$3.7 million) to convert it into a transport ship for Antarctic expeditions. It replaced China's first ice going vessel, Jidi in 1994 and has remained in service ever since.
Polar Stations Major Achievements
22nd Antarctic Expedition
The 3rd Antarctic Station
Antarctic Zhongshan Station
Antarctic Great Wall Station
Arctic Yellow River Station
· 'PANDA' to Plumb Depths of South Pole
· Expedition Yields Exciting New Finds
· Antarctic Islands to Get Pinyin Names
· Construction of First Polar Research Base
· 3rd Exploration Station to Appear in South Pole
· China Draws First Map for Antarctic Inland
· Arctic May Have No Ice at All in 55 Years
· China to Name Frigid Antarctica Islands
· Penguins from Antarctica Settle Down in Dalian
· Arctic Icecap to Melt Completely by 2080
· China Joins Arctic Studies Committee
· Ice Coring from Antarctic Dome Sent back
· Post Office Set up in Antarctica
· Expedition Reaches Antarctic Icecap Peak
· Polar Explorers Scale Dome A Peak
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  Annual Report on Polar Exploration (2005)
  20 Years of Antarctic Research
  International Cooperation in Polar Research  
  Retrospect of China's Arctic Study
  Arctic Research Expedition
  Polar Research Institute of China
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