Chinese scientists drill in contested South China Sea amid rising tensions

Apr 9, 2021 | INVESTING

Chinese scientists have carried out deep-sea drilling in the disputed South China Sea to obtain sediment core, according to state media, a move that is expected to fuel tensions in the region.They retrieved the sediment core – measuring 231 metres (758 feet) – using a Chinese-made drilling system, the “Sea Bull II”, on Wednesday. It was taken from a depth of 2,060 metres (6,758 feet) in an unknown location of the waterway, state news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday. The report said the…

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