BEIJING: Chinese scientists aim to complete the world's deepest dive in a manned submersible in 2012 by going to 7,000 metres (22,966 ft) beneath the sea after a successful test dive in the Pacific Ocean, state news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday . The Jiaolong - named after a mythical Chinese sea dragon - reached 5,057 metres (16,591 ft) in a dive in international waters in the Pacific in the early hours of Tuesday, Xinhua said.
"Such a depth means the Jiaolong is capable of reaching over 70% of the seabeds in the world," it quoted head of the diving operation Wang Fei as saying. "It will pave way for a recordbreaking 7,000-metre test dive in 2012," Wang added.
The current record holder is Japan's Shinkai 6500, which dived to 6,527 meters in August 1989. Wang said the Jiaolong had performed admirably. "At a depth of 5,000 meters, the Jiaolong withstood great pressure amounting to 5,000 tonnes per square meter," Wang said. Further tests are expected , during which it will carry out "scientific research and further test different functions of the craft" , Xinhua added.
28 Jul, 2011 12:45 PM
I think regardless of which country we belong to, we should give an open salute to the achievement of science and technology. For me, it does not matter where from it is coming. I think people take a bit sideways since the technology is coming from a communist country where human rights is under a bit stress. But the people who did it are like us, some intelligent human being. So let us forget our nationality and give the scientists a big CONGRATULATIONS. But I would not comment on the working environment of the laboratory as usual....!
28 Jul, 2011 02:29 AM
There is something called 5 mao party in china which is made of brain washed bums who have a full time job of trolling western media web pages to write nice thing and manipulate the news about china in favor of CPC.... These trolls get 50 chinese cents aka 5 mao for each comment they post.... To know more about it pls google this stuff.... So every time you read a pro china comment or post on any major website pls think of the possibility of it being a communist troll. Learn to read between the lines people....
mister lastwish (corporateindia)
27 Jul, 2011 01:51 PM
May Chinese fail....hehehhe
Nicole (Australia) replies to Hardik Solanki
28 Jul, 2011 04:51 AM
You seem to be an anti-China fanatic sceptic, possibly a danger to china and India as well!
mister lastwish (corporateindia)
27 Jul, 2011 01:49 PM
May Chinese fail in their mission...hehehheheh.
Silly (MUMBAI) replies to mister lastwish
28 Jul, 2011 07:05 AM
Is this how bad things are in India ? You wish others to fail because you can not make anything ? Too bad, the world will move on. The World Swimming Championship is going on, you hope nobody win Gold medals because India can not get any?
wanghai (Beijing) replies to mister lastwish
27 Jul, 2011 09:13 PM
Chinese failure<>Your Success....hehehhe
kkk (pune) replies to mister lastwish
27 Jul, 2011 02:28 PM
jealous of china, put ur own house in order
27 Jul, 2011 10:59 AM
Whats the big deal... Our politicians have reached much lower than this..
Keep_it_Real (Stuck in a Room)
27 Jul, 2011 09:54 AM
China can go down 7000m under the sea....America will go 70,000 miles into space...
AM (UK) replies to Keep_it_Real
27 Jul, 2011 12:35 PM
So what??? Its two different things all together.
Keep_it_Real replies to AM
27 Jul, 2011 07:45 PM
All I was saying was that, it's as hard to go 7000m as going 70,000 m into the air...nothing more
jazz (london) replies to Keep_it_Real
27 Jul, 2011 11:38 AM
WHY cant you be just INDIAN. you are so proud of America ,get real talk about India and lets build and DO something about India dont fool yourself and compare China vs US.
Keep_it_Real replies to jazz
27 Jul, 2011 07:47 PM
lol. whats your problem man? I am an American, and for the most part raised in India. It doesn't mean I don't care about India...Why not compare China to US, they are the two largest powers...India even though it's growing lags behind...aren't you in London?
M (DGR) replies to jazz
27 Jul, 2011 12:44 PM
Hey Jazz. Mind your own business.
TOI (Bangalore) replies to M
27 Jul, 2011 01:03 PM
Jazz is so proud to be an Indian that he left India and chose to serve the QUEEN...
HappyMe (UK) replies to TOI
27 Jul, 2011 03:48 PM
Oh come clear Sir -TOI.As far as I know and from my travles in India, most of the people there are looking to work and live aborad. Why? You main language - English, is a foreign language, left as a legacy of some rulers, so why do you not use some Indian language? Most of the powerful and influentail people in India are Foreign educated if not in 'alien' culture. And so are the leading politicains of India now - can no one replace these foreigners like Sonia et al? Your comment would not be there IF India could match the might of China.
Is India still not occupied by foreigners - POK by the Pakis, land in the NE by China? And how can a lame crappy country like Pak be such a nuisnace to the power and might of India? If all the rulers of the past can create glory etc when ruling India, why cant the natives do likewise under self rule? ..and dont forget that the freedom fighter of India like Nehru and Ghandhi were Foreign educated! You will find that NRIs are more patriotic than the lot in India itself....
Mani (Delhi) replies to HappyMe
27 Jul, 2011 04:26 PM
Thats what the prob with Indians...China built something and you fools started to figth, rather than giving an honest opinion and prasing the deserving....