News FocusPOLAR SCIENCE China Takes Bold Steps Into Antarctic's Forbidding Interior Yang Jianxiang*Yang Jianxiang writes for China Features in Beijing.With reporting by Jeffrey Mervis. + See all authors and affiliations Science 29 Oct 2004:Vol. 306, Issue 5697, pp. 803-804DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5697.803 Yang JianxiangWith reporting by Jeffrey Mervis.Find this author on Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for this author on this site Article Info & Metrics eLetters PDF You are currently viewing the summary. View Full Text Via AAAS ID This article is available to AAAS members. If you are a AAAS Member use your via AAAS ID and password to log in. Not a member? Click here to join. Join/Subscribe Purchase Article Activate Member Account Renew Subscription Recommend a subscription to your library Help for librarians Order a single issue Free with registration Science research is available free with registration one year after initial publication. To get your free access please visit our registration form. Summary BEIJING-- Increased spending and ambitious plans for exploration aim to strengthen China's foothold in the polar regions.