Sending fishing boats to disputed sea areas has now been a common strategy adopted by countries in claiming sovereignty over disputed islands in South and East China Seas.
Now, according to the following Reuters report, China begins to adopt a new strategy of sending tourists to disputed islands and the sea areas around them:
China will this month start allowing tourists to visit the Paracel Islands, one of a group of disputed islets and reefs in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said, a move likely to irk rival claimant Vietnam.
A cruise ship that can accommodate 1,965 passengers is ready for sailing to the Paracels, known in Chinese as Xisha, Xinhua reported, citing ship owner Haihang Group Corp.
Hainan Harbour and Shipping Holdings Co is building another cruise ship.
“Tourists will eat and sleep on the cruise ships and can land on the…
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