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IPFS News Link • Underwater Exploration and Living

China's new submersible dives 35,790ft down the Mariana Trench --

• by Billie Thomson

The Fendouzhe, or Striver, touched down on the bottom of the ocean yesterday

It spent nearly four hours descending in the western Pacific carrying three men

The journey set a new record for the country but is 59 feet shy of the world title

China has developed a team of machines to help it explore deep-sea resources