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China sets its eyes on Earth's last frontier

Beijing is moving to reap the economic potential of the world's oceans

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The Yantian International Container Terminals in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, in January 2021: With trade via Guangdong ports expected to accelerate, the entire province should become a hub of global ocean cooperation.   © Imaginechina/AP

Lauren A. Johnston is visiting senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She is founder and managing director of New South Economics.

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