Professor Anne-Marie Brady has been worried about China’s intentions in Antarctica for years.
Prof. Brady is wodering: -Is the 60 years old Antarctic Treaty robust enough to hold back China?-
Well, China now controls a wedge of Antarctica and its intentions on the southern continent are increasingly worrying some experts.
China’s wedge, falls within the area of Antarctica that’s claimed by Australia. About 5000 kilometres south of Perth, China maintains a base on the icy coast called Zhongshan.
About 500 kilometers inland, China operates a second base called Taishan. Another 750 kilometers inland is China’s Kunlun Station. The South Pole is about 1000km further South.