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 headed by the chairman of the Hong Kong Promotion Association of International Cooperation visited Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co, a leading public vehicle manufacturer in China, on June 4.
Zsolt Pava, mayor of Pecs in Hungary, visited Xiamen and a local private company on May 27.