外文标题：1st Chinese ship crosses Arctic Ocean
BEIJING: A Chinese cargo ship crossed the Arctic Ocean for the first time reaching Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Tuesday.
The voyage is regarded by some shipping experts as an audacious feat and has opened up a new sea route for China. The new route opened up after global warming made it possible to travel over parts of the usually frozen Arctic Ocean.
The voyage by the ship ‘Yong Sheng’ took two weeks less than the 45 days it takes for a ship from China going to Europe using the conventional Suez Canal and Malacca Straits routes. Chinese shippers will be able to use the new route from July to November with the help of Russian ice breakers.
The Arctic Council has given observer status to some countries including India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and the European Union. Ships from Japan and South Korea have already traversed the Arctic sea route. But the entry of China with its massive cargo requirements for cargo shipping is expected to turn it into a major shipping route, observers said.
China has been desperately looking for alternative sea routes to reduce its dependence on the increasingly risky and congested Malacca route. It has been heavily assisting Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Pakistan with finance and port construction in its quest for new sea routes. The Arctic Route offers Chinese shippers a limited alternative at least for a few months a year, observers said.
Aam Aadmi (India)
A significant development. While the Chinese think ahead, our netas are concerned with votes and notes.
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KC and (Location) replies to Aam Aadmi
Chinese think ahead to the hole in the ice that their pollution caused.
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Morgan (Australia) replies to Aryabhata
LOL – I noticed you have copied and pasted this same comment on at least 4 articles whilst accusing everyone who disagrees with you on those articles of being trolls, not sure if you are aware of this or not but hypocrisy is not a virtue.
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Aryabhata replies to Morgan
I havnt seen anyone disagreeing to this comment as I am posting this reply troll
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Observer (LAC) replies to Aryabhata
Why did you punch both “agree” and “recommend” to many of your own posts? It’s shameless cheating / vote rigging. Shame on you!
KK Singh (Delhi)
The voyage by the ship ‘Yong Sheng’ took two weeks less than the 45 days it takes for a ship from China going to Europe using the conventional Suez Canal and Malacca Straits routes These non democratic Chinese will leave US/EU behind very soon!!!!!
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KC and (Location) replies to KK Singh
Their pollution carved a hole in the ice.
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Ivan Bigger ()
Now Artic Ocean will be called North China sea in chinese text books..which will then become a reason for china occupying the whole area…
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They have a way with game changing feats.
KC and (Location) replies to rajray
By going through a hole in the ice that their pollution opened up?
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Pacific Rim (Ladakh,China)
Arctic Ocean is the inherent territory of China
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KC and ()
China doesn’t belong in the artic in any way. They should keep their dirty, polluting, global warming creating ships out of that pristine environment.
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