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.
A delegation of 10 journalists from mainstream media in Indonesia's Bali island visited Xiamen from May 2 to 4 to promote cultural and educational exchanges between China and Indonesia.
A delegation consisting of members of the Kuching Fujian Guild in Fujian province's sister province Sarawak, Malaysia recently visited Xiamen, Fujian province.