BY JULIAN RYALL
TOKYO — Chinese scientists have been placing acoustic sensors deep in the Pacific Ocean in what they claim is research into marine dynamics, carbon cycles at great depths and biochemical processes — although analysts have warned that the program also has military applications.
Scientists from a number of Chinese universities are taking part in the research, according to reports in the state-run People’s Daily newspaper, which involves laying a series of listening devices on the seabed in the Marianas Trench, off the coast of Guam.
China has become increasingly expansionist in recent years . . .
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