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China looking under the sea for opportunities in the Pacific

Zhang, Denghua


China has hunted globally for land-based mineral deposits to fuel its economic development since the 1990s. Now, Beijing is devoting growing attention to seabed mining. As China’s Five-Year Plan on Mineral Resources (2016–2020) states, ‘China will actively participate in international surveys on deep sea mining and accelerate the exploration and development of ocean minerals’.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-06-30
Type: Journal article
Source: East Asia Forum
Access Rights: Open Access


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