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.
Xiamen recently donated 105 books to its sister city in the Philippines, Cebu, to celebrate Cebu-Xiamen Friends Day which falls on Oct 26.
Elod Tasnady, consulate general of Hungary in Shanghai, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Sept 25 to 26 to seek business cooperation with the Chinese city.