Manned submersible Jiaolong shows China's mettle in developing science, high-tech: Bangladesh experts

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-24 10:48:30|Editor: Liangyu
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Submersible Jiaolong is about to dive into water in the Mariana Trench on May 23, 2017. China's manned submersible Jiaolong finished a dive in "Challenger Deep" in the Mariana Trench, the world's deepest known trench, on Tuesday. Xinhua News Agency journalist Liu Shiping descended inside the submersible along with scientists to 4,811 meters below the sea's surface. (Xinhua/Guo Songjiao)

DHAKA, May 23 (Xinhua) -- China is showing strength in developing its science and high-tech sectors, said Bangladeshi experts Tuesday, in a reference to the country's manned submersible Jiaolong, which returned to its attendant ship successfully.

They said China, once considered as the world's market for commodity,has showed its mettle in developing high-tech and science as the sectors have been growing rapidly, benefiting particularly developing countries which can easily afford Chinese technologies.

"China is now one of the major contributors to science and technology in Bangladesh and many countries across the world," said Captain Masud Ahmed, principal of Marine Fisheries Academy in Bangladesh.

He said Jiaolong once again demonstrated China's commitment to the development of science and high-tech.

"We've seen in the past few decades significant advancements in the fields of science and technologies coming out of China," Ahmed said. "It was very impressive that three crew (members) were able to stay up there."

China's manned submersible Jiaolong finished a dive in "Challenger Deep" in the Mariana Trench, the world's deepest known trench, on Tuesday.The latest dive was the first of 10 dives planned for the third stage of China's 38th oceanic expedition.

Ahmed said the time has come for China-based researchers to have the highest global recognition for their rapid advancements.

MS Siddiqui, a professor at Dhaka's Daffodil International University, said it's good to see that China can now make sophisticated equipment.

He added that Chinese leadership and researchers really deserve a big round of applause for their successful Jiaolong missions.

The submersible's three crew members brought back samples of seawater from near the seabed, sediment, high-definition photographs and video footage.