New Cruise Ship Tour Launched by China in South China Sea (Download PDF)

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A new Chinese cruise ship began its first journey to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on 3rd march 2017, the latest effort by Beijing to bolster its claims in the strategic waterway. The Nanhai Cruises Company is owner of cruise ship.

Key Details

  • New Cruise ship can carry 499 people and has a range of 3,000 nautical miles.
  • First journey will last for four days and three nights.
  • The sea is claimed by China and other littoral states.
  • Tourist will visit three islands.
    • Yinyu
    • Quanfu
    • Yagong
  • China plans to build hotels, villas and shops on the Crescent group and also wants to build Maldives-style resorts around the South China Sea.
  • First cruises ship launched by Hainan Strait Shipping Co in 2013 from China to the Paracel islands.

Facilities Provided

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South China Sea disputes:

  • South China Sea disputes are fight mainly between China, Philippines, and Vietnam over the territorial autonomy in South China Sea along with other islands, reefs and unsteady outcrops.
  • This disputes consider Spratly and Paracel islands as a maritime area near to sea and boundaries in the Gulf of Tonkin and others.
  • A dispute between China and Vietnam over territorial claims could also threaten the military and commercial interests of the United States
  • “Track Two” forum for dialogue on security issues is the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific.
South China Sea Disputes

Significance of South China Sea

Significance of South China Sea

- Published/Last Modified on: March 16, 2017


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