Ocean expedition tasks could be time-consuming and arduous, but that was not the case for researchers on the vessel Kexue, whose name means science in Chinese, which had just accomplished a scientific research mission and returned to Qingdao, Shandong province, on Monday.
China announced Tuesday that construction has finished on its deepest undersea subway tunnel on the mainland.
A recently concluded China-Russia joint Arctic expedition has yielded a more comprehensive and systematic understanding of the Arctic Ocean that will provide scientific support for the development of a Polar Silk Road, scientists from the two countries said on Tuesday.
Yantai-based CIMC raffles signed a deal with Bohai Ferry Group in an attempt to cooperate in developing multi-function ro-ro (roll-on roll-off) vessels on Oct 23.
The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative meets the world's needs for international cooperation, peace, prosperity, opening-up, innovation and communication, which is why it has gained the support of over 100 countries and regions.
East China's Shandong province is home to China's biggest peninsula and has a coastline which equates to one sixth of the country's total, which means that marine resources play a large role in the economy of the entire province, according to Liu.
A forum on marine cooperation among East Asian countries brought approximately 600 participants from around the globe - including economists, entrepreneurs and scientists - to Qingdao in Shandong province, to further explore cooperation and facilitate exchanges in different fields.