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CHINARE, the Reminiscence of the Antarctic -- the World We Want

The CHINARE Event 2016

 

The event “CHINARE, the Reminiscence of the Antarctic -- the World We Want”, hosted by the Antarctic Forum, was held on October 16, 2018, marking the third anniversary of the arrival of “the Antarctic Forum” on the Antarctic continent. The 150 members of the Antarctic Forum and the people from all over the world who stay updated with “the Forum” visited Polar Science Museum located at China’s Polar Research Center and “CHINARE” moored at the special dock for the Chinese Polar Research Expedition.

 

Clumsy Emperor Penguins, Rounded Seals, Cunning Skuas, Antarctic Stones, Snow Dragon Models with a proportion of 1 to 100... The museum boasts more than 300 precious photos, 36 polar specimen of three categories, 26 polar expedition equipments of four categories, 328 various souvenirs of five categories. The staff introduced the basic information of the polar environment and presented the process and results of the polar exploration , which totally amazed the visitors.

 

The Snow Dragon is China's third-generation polar icebreaker and scientific research vessel. It is 167 meters long, 22.6 meters wide, 13.5 meters deep and 9 meters draught. It is also the only ship in China that can break the ice and bust through in the polar regions. The vessel is cold tolerant and can continuously break through the 1.2-meter-thick ice layer (including 0.2 m snow) at the speed of 1.5 knots.

 

 

At noon, the Antarctic Forum made video conference with the Antarctic Great Wall station and Zhong Shan station. It was 1 a.m. in Antarctic, and the outdoor temperature was minus six degrees Celsius. Surrounded by the ice and snow, the four research members from the Great Wall station and 18 research members from Zhong Shan station respectively introduced the situation of the scientific research in the Antarctic. The dialogue centered on the topic -- the world we want, focusing on the Antarctic and how China brought benefits to people’s beliefs and sensibilities. This dialogue reflected the harmonious coexistence between the Chinese dream and the world dream. 

 

 

The participants included Gong, Xueping, Former Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and Director of the 12th Shanghai Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, Hu Wei, Deputy Director of the 13th Shanghai People's Congress Standing Committee and Former District Director of Shanghai Pudong District, Qin Xiao, Former Chairman of China Merchants Group and Former Chairman of China Merchants Bank, Liu Heng, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Writers Association, Wang Xuejun, Deputy Secretary General of China International Cultural Exchange Center, Yang Huigen, Director of Polar Research Institute of China, Arthur Lerner-Lam, Deputy Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, He Di, Chairman of the Board of UBS, and Cai Yutian, Executive Secretary of the Antarctic Forum.

 

Yang Xiong, the Mayor of Shanghai, kindly welcomed Qin Xiao, He Di and Wang Xuejun, who came all the way to Shanghai to attend this event.

 

Jiang Sixian, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Shanghai Municipal People's Congress and Secretary of the Party Committee of Shanghai Jiaotong University, kindly welcomed Arthur Lerner-Lam, Director of the Earth Center at Columbia University, who came all the way to Shanghai to attend this event.