China approves plans for port development and shipbuilding industry

The Chinese government on Wednesday approved the national plan for the distribution of sea ports and the medium and long-term plans for the shipbuilding industry.

The two plans were approved at a meeting of the State Council chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao.

It was agreed at the meeting that a reasonable distribution of ports along the Chinese coast is of great importance to the national transport networks and to the expansion of China’s foreign trade.