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Into The Deep: Divers Being Trained to Reach Greater Depths Than Ever Before

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Into The Deep: Divers Being Trained to Reach Greater Depths Than Ever Before

Source: Shanghai Daily/ Yang Jian - March 17, 2017

Shanghai's salvage authority is developing saturation diving technology to enable divers to work at a depth of 500 meters — deeper than ever before for more…

A Step in the Right Direction: Air China Prohibits the Importation of Shark Fins

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A Step in the Right Direction: Air China Prohibits the Importation of Shark Fins

The TerraMar Project - March 14, 2017

Air China has become the first airline in China to forbid the importation of shark fins. This is a significant step towards the conservation of more…

New Underwater Gliding-Depth Record Set by China’s Deep-Sea Robot

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New Underwater Gliding-Depth Record Set by China’s Deep-Sea Robot

Source: Xinhua/Mengjie - March 13, 2017

China's domestic underwater glider reached a depth of 6,329 meters during a mission in the Mariana Trench, breaking the previous record of 6,000 meters held more…

China Taking Steps to Build Its First Underwater Observation Platform

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China Taking Steps to Build Its First Underwater Observation Platform

Source: Global Times/Deng Xiaoci - March 7, 2017

China will build its first long-term national underwater observation platform in key waters in the South China Sea to observe underwater conditions in real time, more…

Study Finds Shifts in Annual Monsoon Altered Ancient Chinese Cultures

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Study Finds Shifts in Annual Monsoon Altered Ancient Chinese Cultures

Source: Phys.org/University of Columbia - February 13, 2017

The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at more…

Could Chinese Military Development Lead to Militarization of Major Players in Indian Ocean?

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Could Chinese Military Development Lead to Militarization of Major Players in Indian Ocean?

Source: ABC.net.au/James Bennett - February 10, 2017

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China's infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for more…

China Plans to Make It Rain Over an Area Almost Twice the Size of France

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China Plans to Make It Rain Over an Area Almost Twice the Size of France

Source: Mashable/Yi Shu Ng - January 27, 2017

China is creating rain in an area 1.7 times the size of France.

The massive Asian country will spend 1.15 million yuan ($168 million) to more…

For China, Climate Change Is No Hoax – It’s a Business and Political Opportunity

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For China, Climate Change Is No Hoax – It’s a Business and Political Opportunity

Source: The Conversation/Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - January 26, 2017

In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international more…

600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

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600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

Source: CNN/Serenitie Wang - January 23, 2017

Beijing, China (CNN) -  600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work.

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Hotel Opens With Its Own ‘Private Ocean’ in China

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Hotel Opens With Its Own ‘Private Ocean’ in China

Source: Business Insider/Charles Clark - January 16, 2017

A new luxury hotel which boasts its own five-acre "private ocean" and three art galleries has opened in China.

The city of Sanya — often seen as more…