Documentary tells China's deep sea discovery

Updated: 2016-01-01 12:33


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BEIJING -- A documentary on China's deep sea exploration will air starting Saturday on China Central Television, the state broadcaster.

The three-episode "China's Deep Dive" shows how scientists traveled to the seabed of the southwestern Indian Ocean, more than 3,000 meters below the surface, on Jiaolong, China's first deep-sea submersible.

The documentary features scenes of deep-sea creatures and oceanic wonders captured by robot-mounted underwater cameras. The joys and struggles of the scientists and divers are also depicted.

Liao Ye, director of the documentary, said his crew accompanied the exploration team three times, enduring typhoons, high waves and seasickness.

Produced by the state broadcaster and several partners, the documentary is the first of a series of documentaries about China's latest development and achievements.

The documentaries production is organized by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council Information Office.

Other such documentaries include infrastructure projects and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.