China leads the world in seabed minerals as mining area expands

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GLOBAL TIMES | 23 January 2018

“China has expanded its international seabed mining area to 86,000 square kilometers in the last five years, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on its website on Tuesday.

With the expanded area, China has become the country with the most categories of seabed mineral in the world.

This was achieved as a result of world-class deep-sea exploration equipment such as the manned deep-sea submersible, Jiaolong, and a well-established scientific expedition system, the ministry said.”

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