Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Shantou establishes direct sea passenger transport link with Taiwan
+ -
13:37, May 07, 2009

 Related News
 Taiwan woman's small orchard harvests big hope in mainland
 Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shui-bian faces new corruption charges
 Taiwan survey finds high approval rate for latest pacts with Chinese mainland
 China dissatisfied with Japanese comments on Taiwan's status
 China's cabinet decides to support economic zone to boost mainland-Taiwan co-op
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
At around 11 am on May 6, 350 tourists aboard the "Star of Asia" cruise ship set out from a quay in Zhuchi Harbor, Shantou, and sailed to Taiwan. This marked the launch of the first direct sea passenger transport link between Shantou in Guangzhou Province and Taiwan.

With the approval of China's Ministry of Transport, Hong Kong-based Conning Shipping, the operator of the "Star of Asia" cruise ship, has been granted special rights to operate the round-trip direct transport route between Shantou and Taiwan's Penghu and Kaohsiung on charter ships.

This is Guangdong Province's first tourist transport route for charter cruise ships carrying tourists to Taiwan. Shantou is the first city in Guangdong Province that has been approved to operate direct passenger charter shipping to Taiwan, and the second city to be specially approved to have a direct sea transport link with Taiwan after Shanghai in Chinese mainland.

At 10 am on the same day, a ceremony for the maiden voyage of the cruise ship sailing between Shantou and Taiwan was held at a quay in Zhuchi Harbor, Shantou. More than 400 people from all walks of life, hailing from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and Hong Kong attended the ceremony.

By People's Daily Online

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Jackie Chan's 'freedom' talk sparks debate
Bias or information gap
Obama shows his smart power
China denies intruding into U.S. electrical grid
Calf born with two noses

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved