BEIJING: China is all set to launch a new cruise ship in the disputed South China Sea's islands this month to promote tourism, media report said on Friday.
Nanhai Zhi Meng, the new cruise ship with a capacity of 893 people, will start its maiden voyage in late December from Sanya to the Yongle Islands which are administered by China's newly-built city in the South China Sea called Sansha in Hainan province.
The cruise ship, owned by the Nanhai Cruises company, has finished a trial voyage and has seen hot ticket sales since booking opened in late November, Xinhua news agency reported.
The trip will take four days, mainly visiting the islands of Yinyu, Quanfu and Yagong in the Xisha (Paracel) Islands, the report said.
The ship is scheduled to make the voyage four to six times each month.
I hope no tourist will go there as a mark of protest. Bully needs a hard lesson.
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China in South China Sea......Ooosshhhhhhh Blackie Ooosshhhhhh with INS Betwa.....
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China is way ahead of us... look at our politicians and their agendas and what we have become these days ... its all petty politics
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Who in their right mind would pay for a cruise in chinese made ship that floats in disputed waters and which has many navy vessals like Destroyer of the US parked all along the route !!! This is another dumb idea by the extremely rattled yellow dragon !! Its not like its lost on others in the neighborhood that by floating cruise ships in disputed islands the other nations will stay quiet !!!.....
The Chinese may well reclaim South China Sea by filling it with earth and connecting it to mainland making one time investment instead of conjuring devious ways to lay claim on it every alternate day.
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Trouble maker at work yet again. Lets pray to the sea gods to topple their plans.
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