The Da Yang Hao has the capability to conduct deep-sea resource exploration in any of the world’s oceans, according to state media. Photo: CCTV

Beijing boosts its claims in South China Sea with delivery of new ocean-going research vessel

  • Da Yang Hao will give China a ‘crucial advantage’ in terms of its maritime research capabilities, observer says
  • And at 4,600 tonnes, ship will also add significant weight to Beijing’s manoeuvrings in disputed waters
Topic |   South China Sea

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The Da Yang Hao has the capability to conduct deep-sea resource exploration in any of the world’s oceans, according to state media. Photo: CCTV
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Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu is a Beijing-based reporter focusing on international finance and diplomacy. Her journalism career spans a decade and she has been reporting for the Post since 2015. Wendy has a master's degree in finance from Germany's University of Freiburg.