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(CNN) – From the very beginning, China has played a major role in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
That made sense, given more than 150 of the 239 passengers on board were Chinese citizens.
But the country's all hands on deck approach hasn't exactly paid off. A New York Times report slams China's role in the search effort, painting officials as being more concerned with showing off their technological capabilities.
Sometimes it backfired on the international stage.
Early on in the search, China released satellite photos thought to be plane wreckage in the South China Sea. But the debris had no connection to Flight 370.
Just 10 days ago, Chinese officials revealed that their search teams picked up two underwater signals. But a photo showed crews were using handheld listening devices incapable of picking up deep water pings, wasting resources diverted to the area.
CNN chief national security correspondent Jim Scuitto reports.
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