Story – The 54 nations of the Antarctic Treaty are currently debating the future of the White Continent in Paris.
from the beginning 43e The Antarctic Treaty meeting, which will take place until June 24 in Paris and gather 54 member states, China made its own. They asked us to slightly change the hours of the discussions, which take place at night at home, and suggested a new formulation of a diplomatic text on the climate already discussed with them. We will find agreement on these points. But it shows that China wants to influence decisions‘ explains the French negotiator. For sixty years, the White Continent has been a space devoted to science and peace. But Beijing is using Antarctica to prove its power, particularly scientific, and to influence international negotiations.
Contrary to the provisions of the Madrid Protocol (which governs the effects on the environment, editor’s note)China has begun construction of its fifth science base on Inexpressible Island, in the Terra Nova Bay in the Ross Sea, before submitting
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