China eyes eight cruise ships to serve South China Sea

Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, as Beijing continues to promote tourism to the disputed waters.

Sanya International Cruise Development Company, a joint venture by COSCO Shipping, China National Travel Service (HK) Group  and China Communications Construction, will buy between five and eight ships, the official China Daily reported.

It will also build four cruise liner docks in Sanya, a Chinese resort city on the southern island province of Hainan, the paper added.

Liu Junli, chairman of Sanya International Cruise, said the company is already operating the “Dream of the South China Sea” cruise ship and plans to add another two cruise ships by next summer, the report said.

x

Check Also

Everything We Know About Kevin Spacey’s Sexual Harassment Allegations and the Repercussions That Followed

In less than a month, Kevin Spacey has ...

Kelly Clarkson Didn’t Bring Her Husband to the AMAs With Her But She Still Had Two Sweet Dates

Kelly Clarkson was on fire at the 2017 ...

Kate Middleton Showcases Chic Maternity Look at Festival of Remembrance

Kate Middleton debuted another chic maternity look ...

Tyrese Gibson Says Online Meltdown Caused by Psychiatric Medication

After a couple of dramatic and erratic ...

Gal Gadot and Other Superhero Actors Who Are Super Parents

When they’re not out saving the ...

Ryan Gosling and More Celebrity Hunks Who Prove Scorpio Season is the Hottest Season in Hollywood

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s ...