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CCTV Script 02/04/13

Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:41 AM ET

This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on April 2, Tuesday.

Welcome to the CNBC Business Daily.

Greenpeace activists are calling for an end to oil exploration in the Arctic.

A member of the group dawned a polar bear suit and paddled down the Moscow river on Monday, opposing a plan by Norwegian and Russian state oil giants from carrying out drilling in the region.

The two firms, Statoil and Rosneft, have agreed on the joint exploration project, and a final decision will likely be made at Statoil's shareholder meeting next month.

Last month, protesters from the environmental group scaled a landmark Jerusalem bridge, calling for visiting U.S. President Barack Obama to halt Artic oil exploration.

In February, the United Nations said that the polar region needed better protection, especially at a time when thinning ice is making exploration in the region easier.

Li Sixuan, from CNBC's Asia headquarters.

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