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they're not government pushing the holiday of a lifetime with a twist the chance to crew sparkling waters in coral reefs in the south china sea what it calls ravishing fantastic beauty but this eight hundred dollar tour is bound for the disputed spratly islands and china says the area belongs to them , reuters martin petty in hanoi patriotism independence and sovereignty have been a crucial part of the vietnamese side chief , you can do the same to let's not forget that china's imports and political and trade online , and there were times when it might be quite has a sense of provoke it but i think certainly it is a more assertive position from vietnam now and i think that's the way the public wants it the cruise includes night fishing and seafood meals covering two recent two islands that vietnam has occupied for some time and the country isn't trying to hide the political angle saying it's a chance to revive national pride this bradleys are a fiercely contested patch of the south china sea china insists it controls around ninety percent of the area a major shipping route also conveniently loaded with natural resources and has been aggressively developing manmade islands there vietnam's tour package is just a first step is the country looks to strengthen its presence on the waters it's also eyeing passenger flights to the area possibly for later this year