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Chinese ambassador Ma Zhaoxu made the announcement in Canberra on Monday shortly at a joint press conference with Angus Houston, chief of the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Center (JACC).
No debris has been found 52 days after the plane vanished with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has already announced that the search of the missing Boeing 777 aircraft will enter a new phase with contractors scouring a much larger area of the ocean floor.
During the transitional period, four ships and US submarine drone Bluefin-21 will continue the search at sea and underwater to maintain continuity, according to Houston.
153 Chinese nationals were on board the plane and Beijing has deployed an Antarctic icebreaker, 8 warships, several coastguard vessels, and a civilian cargo ship in the hunt.