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China's efforts in search for MH370

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2015-01-29 15:40

May 29, 2014

Premier Li Keqiang urged Malaysia to work out a new plan concerning the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, during a meeting with visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in Beijing.

May 5, 2014

The trilateral ministerial talks among China, Malaysia and Australia on the search of flight MH370 started in the Parliament House in Canberra.

May 03, 2014

Navy vessel 872 with strong underground searching capacities left for the southern Indian Ocean.

Apr 30, 2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held phone talks with his Australian counterpart, Tony Abbott, to discuss the search for MH 370 and relations between the two countries.

Apr 11, 2014

President Xi Jinping offered China's sincere appreciation to visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the Australian-coordinated search for the Malaysia Airlines jet.

Apr 8, 2014

Jinggangshan, an amphibious landing vessel, continued a visual lookout and underwater detection in a new target area of 134 square nautical miles (460 square km), located more than 1,000 km off Australia's western coast.

Two other Chinese ships, Haixun 01 and Donghaijiu 101, also joined the search operation with Jinggangshan.

Apr 8, 2014

China said its deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong was up to MH370 salvage task.

Apr 4, 2014

Chinese vessel Haixun 01 has intensified its effort to detect signals emitted from the black box of flight MH370 off the Australian western coast.

Apr 1, 2014

China ruled out 11 locations in missing jet search.

Mar 29, 2014

--A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft spotted three suspicious objects in a new search waters in the Indian Ocean that is north to the previous area.

--The spotted floating items were white, red and orange respectively.

Mar 29, 2014

The Chinese navy vessel Jinggangshan that carried two helicopters reached the new search area in the Indian Ocean and was expected to focus on searching for plane surfaces, oil slicks and life jackets in a sea area of some 6,900 square km.

Mar 28, 2014

Chinese Maritime Safety Administration patrol ship Haixun 01 was in the new search area following advice from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

Mar 27, 2014

--The Chinese armed forces had kept close contact with militaries and defense departments of other countries in search for flight MH370, said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng.

--Fang Fenghui, chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation Army, held phone conversations with commanders of Malaysian and Australian armed forces on the search operations.

Mar 26, 2014

--Chinese icebreaker Xuelong arrived in the area where Chinese airborne searchers spotted some suspicious objects.

A Chinese merchant ship also reached waters where French satellites detected some suspicious items.

--A Chinese IL-76 aircraft reached the target area in the southern Indian Ocean.

Mar 22, 2014

--China's satellite spotted a 22-meter-long and 13-meter-wide object in the southern Indian Ocean possibly related to the missing Malaysian jetliner.

--Two Ilyushin IL-76 cargo planes departed a Malaysia military base and headed for Australia to join the continued multinational search.

Mar 21, 2014

Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, began its search for the missing plane.

Mar 20, 2014

The Jinggangshan amphibious docking vessel was leading a fleet through the Malacca Strait and into waters west of the Andaman Islands. Another fleet consisting of supply ship Qiandaohu, missiledestroyer Haikou and amphibious transport dock Kunlunshan were heading for waters southwest of Sumatrathrough the Sunda Strait.

Mar 21, 2014

China deployed more than ten vessels and 21 satellites in search for MH370.

Mar 18, 2014

China's largest rescue vessel, Haixun 01, headed toward Singapore to join the search for MH370.

Mar 14, 2014

--Haikou Missile Destroyer left for the Strait of Malacca after searching for the missing MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand for more than 70 hours.

--Another vessel, Yongxingdao, equipped with underwater robots and rescue boats, also moved towards the Strait of Malacca after it finishes its search in the east of the Gulf of Thailand.

Mar 12, 2014

China sent a third military aircraft as the search range expanded to land areas.

Mar 11, 2014

The flotilla China had sent for search comprises two South China Sea rescue vessels, a marine police vessel, and naval vessels Jinggangshan and Mianyang.

Mar 10, 2014

Chief of China's Maritime Search and Rescue Center He Jianzhong said the country had created a search plan, involving four patrol and rescue vessels and two naval warships.

Mar 9, 2014

--An emergency response team assembled by the Ministry of Transport (MOT) set out from south China's Sanya Port in Hainan Province to the sea area where it was thought the missing plane may have ended up.

--Rescue vessel "South China Sea Rescue 101" carrying 12 divers and salvagers is set to join another rescue vessel, "South China Sea Rescue 115," at the rescue site.

Mar 9, 2014

--The vessel "Jinggangshan", loaded with life-saving equipment, underwater detection facilities and supplies of water and food, set out from Zhanjiang city of south China's Guangdong Province for search and rescue mission.

--Two helicopters, 30 medical personnel, ten divers and 52 marines were also on board.

--Another Chinese navy vessel "Mianyang" left for the possible accident site.

Mar 9, 2014

The largest vessel in South China Sea "Haixun 31" headed for Sanya city in south China's Hainan province, where it stood by for search and rescue mission.

Mar 8, 2014

Premier Li Keqiang called Malaysia prime minster Najib Razak over the missing plane and urged Malaysian authorities to intensify the search and rescue efforts.

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