A file photo of a Chinese survey ship called the Kexue Yihao. China has recently sent the vessel Kexue to install an array of buoys in the western Pacific. Photo: AP

China casts long arm over Pacific by installing research buoys in 'large-scale' mission

Though it is said to be for ocean research, move seen as part of Beijing's widening claims to maritime territory

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A file photo of a Chinese survey ship called the Kexue Yihao. China has recently sent the vessel Kexue to install an array of buoys in the western Pacific. Photo: AP
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