China Exploring Antarctica for New Food Source

Published By : 05 May 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In the previous year, the president of China, Mr. Xi Jinping toured to the border of the Southern Ocean, and now the president has announced to local media that the nation will be increasing its operations on Antarctica, the southern polar continent of the world.

In addition to this, China has also signed an agreement recently with the government of Australia, where the Australians are now permitting ships and airplanes from China to stop over at Australia for the re-supply and the fuel. As a robust vantage point, this treaty will benefit greatly for the Chinese research expeditions, which are heading towards Antarctica for various scientific explorations. 

Antarctica is also the host to multiple unexploited resources such as fresh water, marine life, and even petroleum. Nevertheless, the budget restraints from the U.S. and the Australia has limited the scientific research as this drive for novel science expeditions in the Antarctic region has promoted China, while the U.S. is concerned now on their intentions on the last edge of the Earth.

A pact was agreed upon in the year 1959 known as the Antarctic Treaty, which entails the ban of any military movement on the continent. An additional contract was also enforced forbidding any mining on the Antarctic region.

On the other hand, the Polar Institute of China has recently constructed a new department particularly for geopolitics, resources, and governance between the polar regions. The polar wildlife in the Antarctic region could become the foremost attraction for China as this can also be a brilliant food source for around 1.36 billion people.
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