Administration: unattended Chinese stations in Antarctic not open to visitors

Updated 2018-02-27 13:40:02

China's Antarctic expedition members transport research equipment to the Antarctic, Jan. 16, 2018.

(ECNS) -- China's State Oceanic Administration has prohibited visits to the country's unattended research stations in Antarctica.

The administration also stipulated that visits to manned stations must adhere to principles of environmental protection and not affect the scientific and logistics work there.

Visits are only allowed on weekends and statutory public holidays, with the number of visitors each time limited to less than 100, and 400 a day at most. Visitors can stay at the stations for up to one hour.

The administration recently introduced The Environmental Protection Regulation on Activities on Antarctica amid an increase of Chinese activity on the continent, especially the rapid increase in the number of Chinese tourists.

Following the regulation, the new rules also ban the taking of aerial photography with drones, using noisy equipment, conducting commercial events, or engaging in other activities harmful to the public order or China's national image.

See Also

Travel Videos

Photo Gallery

Worship Season in Lhasa

Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.

Hello Kitty Theme Park Opens in Zhejiang

The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords