Record Dive Follows Space High

After a successful docking in space, China has now broken the country’s deepest dive record in the Mariana Trench. From Xinhua: China’s manned submersible, Jiaolong, made its fourth dive in the Mariana Trench on...

China’s Jiaolong to Dive in Mariana Trench

As China plans to launch a manned spacecraft, they are also planning to send a manned submarine into the world’s deepest trench. Jiaolong, the submarine, has already been used to explore various terrains. Xinhua reports: The...

US Oil Giant Says China Spill Worse Than Thought

An oil spill which was kept secret for a month while it spread over an area half the size of London may have been larger than anticipated, according to rig operators. From the AFP: “During our cleanup operations in Bohai...

China Explores a Frontier 2 Miles Deep

The New York Times reports on a recent trip by Chinese scientists to the deep sea floor in an effort to be the first to explore the ocean’s riches: The global seabed is littered with what experts say is trillions of...

10% of China’s GDP comes from sea – China Daily

From China Daily via Xinhua: China’s seas generated 2.09 trillion yuan ($270 billion), or just over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) last year, according to a report on the country’s marine economy in 2006. The report, issued by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), said last year’s output value of marine industries, including fishing, […]

The Newly Rising “Blue Economyiod – Ban Ruochuan

Fron People’s Daily, via Press Interpreter, translated by Shirley Xiaobi Dong: China’s marine economy has maintained growth with great momentum in recent years. As disclosed by relevant authorities of the State Oceanographic Bureau, the added value of China’s marine industry for the year 2005 is expected to reach 4% of China’s GDP of the same […]



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