Former US Submarine Captain Sounds Alarm Over China’s Deep Sea Miners


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A former U.S. submariner has raised the alarm over China's deep-sea mining activity geared towards militarizing the ocean. The concerns come as Beijing increasingly defines the rules of engagement on the high seas as a signatory of the United Nations' Law of the Sea treaty. To date, 168 countries in total have ratified the treaty, thereby ensuring their stake in the potentially lucrative extraction of trillions of dollars worth of minerals from the ocean floor, according to CBS. However, the United States stands as a notable outlier, having not ratified the treaty due to opposition from a contingent of Republican...