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China to deploy drones for marine surveillance


August 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are to be deployed along China's coastline to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance, an official said Wednesday.The project also includes the construction of ... Read more...

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China to conduct Arctic expedition


March 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) Chinese scientists will conduct an expedition to the Arctic region through the Northeast Passage that extends along the northern coast of Russia, an official said.There are ... Read more...

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China to conduct 5th Arctic expedition in 2012


March 6th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will conduct its fifth Arctic expedition this year, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Monday.China will enhance cooperation with other countries, including Canada and Iceland, ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible to try 7,000-meter dive


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's manned submersible will try a 7,000-meter dive in the Pacific Ocean between June and July this year, an official said Sunday.Preparatory work for the dive ... Read more...

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China moves to stop Japan maritime survey


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China's maritime authority said Friday it will boost surveillance in the East China Sea, and stop Japan's "illegal" survey activities.The remarks by an official with the ... Read more...

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China moves to protect Bohai Bay


December 28th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) China plans to enforce strict measures to prevent damage from the offshore oil drilling to the fragile ecosystem of the Bohai Bay.Liu Cigui, director of the ... Read more...

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China assesses oil spill damage


October 15th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) China has launched a probe after an oil spill was detected in Bohai Sea off its northern coast.It was discovered Friday near an oil field in ... Read more...

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China tests manned submarine


July 31st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has successfully tested its manned submarine in the Pacific Ocean, a government statement said.Saturday's mission - the last of four test dives that began July ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible Jiaolong reaches record depths


July 27th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Jiaolong, a Chinese deep-diving submersible, has successfully reached a depth of 5,038 meters in the Pacific Ocean, topping an earlier dive of 4,027 meters, a media ... Read more...

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1303 foreign sea incursions, 214 airspace ones in Chinese territorial waters in 2010


May 3rd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Chinese territorial waters entered 1,303 times by foreign ships, 214 times by foreign airplanesBeijing, May 3 (ANI): Chinese territorial waters were entered 1,303 times by foreign ships and 214 times by foreign ... Read more...

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China detects ‘extremely low level radiation’ from Japan


March 29th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.29 (ANI): China has detected extremely low levels of radioactive material in the air from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.According to a statement issued by China's National Nuclear Emergency Coordination ... Read more...

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China says faces no immediate threat from Japan nuke plant’s radioactive leaks


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 22 (ANI): The radioactive leaks from Japan's earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear plant will not have any impact on China over the next three days.The Xinhua news agency quoted a ... Read more...

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No immediate danger of n-contamination in China


March 21st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 21 (IANS) China will remain unaffected by radioactive substances leaking from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan's east coast for at least a few days, a ... Read more...

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China safe from radiation leaking from reactors in Japan say officials


March 16th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Officials in China have said that the country will not be affected by the wide dispersion of radiation from leaking reactors in Japan, in the next three ... Read more...

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Over 30 ancient shipwrecks found near China coast


December 13th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) Over 30 ancient shipwrecks have been discovered off China's shoreline, the national oceanic body has said. The shipwrecks were found during a research project called 908, the China ... Read more...

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China moves to protect underwater relics


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 23 (IANS) Two Chinese government agencies have signed an agreement to protect the country's underwater cultural heritage, a media report said Tuesday.The State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) and the ... Read more...

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Oil spills pose threat to China’s oceans, says think tank


November 12th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.12 (ANI): The China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development has said that oil spills are posing an increasing threat to the country's marine environment even as energy demand ... Read more...

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China to expand ocean surveillance fleet to safeguard maritime rights


October 28th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 28(ANI): China's ocean watchdog has said that the surveillance fleet would be expanded to better protect the country's maritime rights.According to a State Oceanic Administration (SOA) official, an inspection ship ... Read more...

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Over 150,000 Chinese evacuated as Typhoon Megi approaches


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The Fujian Provincial Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Thursday informed that more than 150,000 people have been evacuated as Typhoon Megi approaches southeast China.According to ... Read more...

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150,000 evacuated in China due to typhoon threat


October 21st, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) More than 150,000 people were evacuated from coastal areas in the path of typhoon "Megi" which is expected to hit China Saturday, officials said Thursday.According to Fujian Provincial ... Read more...

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Green algae off east China coast causes concern


July 1st, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Green algae is spreading at a rapid pace in the coastal regions of China's Shandong province, causing concern among people that it might affect the local fishery and ... Read more...

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Vietnam protests China’s tourism plan in disputed islands


January 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Jan 5 (DPA) Vietnam protested a Chinese proposal to begin tourist visits to the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, local media reported Tuesday. The Chinese State Council ... Read more...

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Vietnam protests China’s law on island protection


December 30th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Dec 30 (DPA) Vietnam has protested a new Chinese law aimed at protecting the nation's islands, including the disputed Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, local media reported ... Read more...

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China to strengthen its island protection


November 6th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Xiamen (China), Nov 6 (IANS) China is drafting a new law to protect its islands and oceanic resources, Zhang Hongsheng, deputy director of the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), said at the 2009 ... Read more...

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China becomes first country to set foot on highest ice cap on Antarctic


April 11th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 11 (ANI): China has established its first inland Antarctic research station on the highest plateau of the South Pole and became first country to set foot on Dome A, ... Read more...

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China plans to send men 7,000 metres below sea level


March 9th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (Xinhua) China is working on an ambitious ocean exploration programme that may send men 7,000 metres deep into the ocean. Sun Zhihui, director of the State Oceanic Administration, Monday said ... Read more...

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China plans world first manned plunge to 7,000 meters below sea level


March 9th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 9 (ANI): China is working on an ambitions ocean exploration program that may send men to 7,000 meters deep into the ocean, for the first time in the ... Read more...

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Sea level along Chinas coastal areas to rise 0.13 meters in next 30 years


January 28th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): A report by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA) has suggested that the sea level along Chinas coastal areas will rise 0.13 meters in the next ... Read more...

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China to build first inland Antarctica station by 2010


September 4th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 4 (ANI): China will set up a new observatory station in Antarctica at the regions highest peak within two years.The 25th Chinese Antarctic expedition starting in October will ... Read more...

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Thousands battle algae bloom in Olympic host city


July 4th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Qingdao (China), July 4 (Xinhua) Thousands of soldiers and volunteers Friday in the eastern Chinese coastal city of Qingdao, where the Olympic sailing events would be held, were battling to clear a ... Read more...

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China pledges action to control offshore pollution


February 25th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Changsha (China), Feb 25 (Xinhua) China will go all out this year to check ever worsening damage to offshore ecology caused by the discharge of land-borne pollutants, director of China's State Oceanic ... Read more...

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