Xiamen University announced on Jan 31 that the French research vessel Tara will visit the ports of Sanya, Hong Kong, Xiamen and Shanghai. The Tara vessel is working in partnership with Xiamen University's Jiageng research vessel.
The French ship will begin its China tour on Feb 2, docking in Xiamen from April 2 to April 10 at the Xiamen Dongdu International Cruise Terminal.
The Xiamen stop will feature free tours of the boat for the public, which will include a series of activities designed to promote the protection of the maritime environment.
The first Light Festival in Guanyin Mountain of Xiamen's Siming district was unveiled on Feb 2.
Xiamen was honored as a "City of Marathon" by the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) at the opening ceremony of China Marathon Expo on Jan 4.