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China visa rules: Beijing and Shanghai issue free transit visas but cruise line tells Brits they still have to pay

Red tape for travellers is getting ever more tangled, with one shining exception: China is actually loosening its draconian visa rules for tourists. Both Beijing and Shanghai now allow a visitor to stay almost a week without formality, so long as they fulfil a few conditions for what is in effect a free transit visa. (independent.co.uk)




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Shanghai plans to spend $740 million on cruise ship park

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineA Shanghai district government plans to spend about 5 billion yuan ($739.97 million) to develop a cruise ship industrial park to house foreign firms that it hopes will help build China’s first luxury passenger vessels, a local official said. (reuters.com)




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Yao Ming and Wife Name Majestic Princess in Shanghai

Princess Cruises today announced that Majestic Princess has arrived in Shanghai to begin her first China season. Yao Ming and Ye Li served as Naming Ambassadors and officially named Majestic Princess during an inaugural ceremony. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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CSSC Launches New Marine Service Business

China State Shipbuilding Corporation today announced it had launched a new business, CSSC Marine Service, along with a new logistics center that is set up in a free trade zone in Shanghai. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Norwegian Joy Christened in Shanghai

The 164,600-ton Norwegian Joy was christened today in a ceremony in Shanghai that featured a performance by the ship’s Godfather, Wang Leehom, a singer songwriter, music producer, actor and film director who is well known in China. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Boost for cruise passengers as China relaxes visa restrictions

Foreign tourists arriving in Shanghai on a cruise from October 1 will be allowed up to 15 days of visa-free stays in the country’s most populous city, the Shanghai General Station of Immigration Inspection announced this week. (telegraph.co.uk)




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Shanghai Cruise terminal set for Expansion

Shanghai will build two more terminals at Asia’s largest cruise liner port located in Baoshan District this year and offer more services to tap the rising demand of domestic tourists, officials said yesterday. (shanghaidaily.com)




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