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China to explore for seabed mining, develop deep-sea tourism


China has recruited six trainees of deep-sea submersible operators and been building its State Deep Sea Base in Qingdao. The six trainees will take a 2-year course and be certified operators after passing the examination. By that time, China will have eight deep-sea submersible operators. There are two female trainees among the six. It is … Continue reading

China races foreign rivals to mine seabed for valuable minerals


China can now explore the seabed for up to three valuable minerals but it faces a major challenge to close the mining technology gap with the West With China recently achieving its long-held desire to exploit untapped underwater resources, a new method of sustaining its rapid economic development appeared to be secure. The award of … Continue reading

After orbiting space lab, China wants an undersea lab for deep sea mining


Imagine, for a moment, that the year is 2034, and China has just declared ownership of a massive copper mine deep below the surface of the Western Pacific. Although the site was first discovered and repeatedly explored by robotic submersibles from other countries, China is the first to send a manned vessel to the depths. … Continue reading

China’s manned submersible dives 7,020 meters deep


China News Services says, according to news from the Sea Test Land-Base Safeguarding Centre, on June 24, China’s submersible the Jiaolong set China’s new record of manned diving depth at test sea area of Mariana Trench, West Pacific. The submersible broke the 7,000-meter barrier to reach a depth of 7,020 meters. It is a historical … Continue reading

China’s military subsidised by civilian sector


In my post “China’s target, dive down to 11,000 meters”, a description is given on manned deep diving tests by a research institute of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The tests are obviously mainly for military purpose now due to its importance for deep-sea military operation while there are so far no civil needs for … Continue reading

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