Experts raised concerns over China's ambitions in mineral-rich continent as the "Snow Dragon" icebreaker embarked.
China's colossal red icebreaker, the Xuelong or Snow Dragon, embarked on a 155-day expedition to Antarctica on Thursday. The voyage marks China's 30th trip to the continent, and many of the 256 crew are scientists hunting meteorites. Also onboard are construction materials to establish the country's fourth Antarctic research station, Taishan, which is to be located in Australian-claimed territory, a vast area of East Antarctica that houses an unknown wealth of coal, iron ores, manganese and hydrocarbon.
Matrix Ministries1 week ago
It's almost like a kind of front line for some future war between humanity and chimeric creatures ascending out of an Abyss. As if humanity would be trying to cross a line through the Arctic at some point but they must be stopped. A war with giants that awaken? David & Goliath on a global scale? The locusts in the Book of Joel? Or perhaps it is an entrance to some Hollow Earth Paradise Lost that you need to take the mark of the beast to get your ticket to.
Meanwhile back at the ranch: