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  1. After orbiting space lab, China wants an undersea one

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a submersible were a plane, this station would be an aircraft carrier,' Ma Xiangneng, a researcher with the project, told China National Radio. 'The station will be an underwater palace, ... such as Ma have said the station's main purpose would be deep-sea mining. With an underwater 'mother ship' hovering above the station, located just below the surface and undisturbed ...

  2. Submersible sets national record

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... military-grade underwater acoustic devices that the institute developed for the mission. The strength of Jiaolong's construction and design was proven by the dive. The 22-tonne submersible has ... underwater for about 12 hours. It had suffered some equipment problems, such as leaking pipes after repeated dives in the past few weeks, but the problems were solved and the crew reported no major ...

  3. Chen takes a dive to show the need for more arms purchases

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Sceptics say submarine drill placed the Taiwanese leader in unnecessary danger Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian took a rare submarine dive during a drill ... relations,' he said. In yesterday's drill, another submarine, Sea Dragon, was sailing alongside Sea Tiger. The two Dutch-built vessels dived to 20 metres and sailed for about 20 nautical miles ...

  4. Vessel plumbs new depths

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Huang Yuanxi yuanxi.huang@scmp.com China's state-of-the-art manned submersible, Jiaolong, dived to a depth of 6,965 metres at the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific and returned safely to the surface late yesterday afternoon with samples of water and sea life. The dive mission, which started at 5am and lasted about 10 hours, was aimed at testing Jiaolong's ability ...

  5. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Stocks dive on fear of further tightening

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL REN AND JEANNY YU

    ... Stocks dive on fear of further tightening Mainland stocks posted their biggest single-day loss in nearly 15 months yesterday as skittish investors were battered by worries of further government ... The Shanghai Composite Index dived 71.23 points, or 2.97 per cent, to 2,325.95, the largest one-day drop in percentage terms since November 30, 2011. The State Council reiterated on Wednesday ...

  6. Deep sea diving

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... A little ship that can go under water has made its deepest dive ever. The deep-sea submersible Jiaolong is made in China. On Thursday morning it reached a depth of 5,115 metres. That is the deepest dive China has ever made. These little submarines are used by scientists to explore the ocean floor. They have to be specially built to survive high pressure. ...

  7. Sport

    Golden greats

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Golden greats China's athletes have excelled themselves at the 2012 London Olympics, netting 38 gold medals in sports from badminton, table tennis, swimming, diving and shooting to gymnastics, weightlifting, boxing and sailing. Although the tally was short of the haul of 51 golds at the 2008 Beijing Games, the scale of their endeavour and achievements cannot be denied. Here we ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Lure of Chinese money blamed for plunder of Mozambique marine life

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... in the past decade. This means that where visitors could once expect to see six or seven of the enormous creatures in a single dive, now the average is less than one. Time is running out ... to steal from others. If we were given an alternative, we would stop." Carla Victorino Guicome, who last year became the first Mozambican woman to qualify as a diving instructor, said: "I ...

  9. Great leap forward

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China were last night only two gold medals shy of all 10 available in the diving events in the Fina World Championships at Shanghai's Oriental Sports Centre. China missed this historic feat by only one gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and by three at the 2009 world championships in Rome. It must win the women's three-metre springboard final today ...

  10. News - China - CULTURE

    Sales slump topples China as world's top art market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... That was reflected in the staggering fall in China's auction market. Auctions accounted for nearly 70 per cent of art sales in China, but sales dived by 30 per cent from €9.8 billion in 2011 to €6.9 ...




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