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China takes cruise to disputed islands

First passenger trip to Paracel Islands is apparent attempt to assert control of territory claimed by several countries.

Last Modified: 04 May 2013 12:30
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China has organised the first passenger cruise to disputed islands in the South China Sea.

And Al Jazeera gained access to that controversial voyage.

Several countries have rival claims to the Paracel islands, and this new service is China's way of trying to assert control.

Rob McBride reports.

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