Hainan Plans to Boost its MICE Industry to a 40 Billion Scale in Five Years
In the next five years, Hainan is to boost its MICE industry by giving priority to holding conferences and incorporating exhibition, training and related activities. Hainan will devote major efforts to incentives, introducing international conferences or hosting large companies’ annual meetings, as well as cultivating a series of exhibitions that are international, professional and brand recognizable. The MICE industry is projected to receive up to 40 billion yuan by 2020, making Hainan an international conference destination and the preeminent convention center of China.
Haikou-Indonesia Foreign Trade Shipping Line Opens
A logistics company recently set up at Haikou Harbor indicates a new foreign trade connection with the opening of a shipping line serving Haikou-Indonesia-Vietnam, reported a manager at Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holding Co. Ltd.
The newly opened line sails twice a month. It is learned that before this line opened, cargo exported to Indonesia from Haikou had to be trans-shipped in Hong Kong and Singapore and then barged to ports in Indonesia, which was far from convenient. Following the opening of the new line, ores and timber from Indonesia can be directly imported into Haikou.
Haikou’s Air Quality Ranks No.1 Again
On April 18, the Ministry of Environmental Protection released the urban air quality status of 74 key cities in March and the first quarter, Haikou City was ranked first. In January and February, Haikou’s air quality ranked first and third respectively.
During January to March, there were 88 valid monitoring days of Haikou's ambient air quality, according to "Ambient Air Quality Standard" (GB3095-2012). 62 days reached “excellent”, 23 days “good”, hence 96.6% days were recorded as equal to good or above.
Hainan and South Moravia Establish Sisterhood Relationship
Hainan Fish Exported to Japan
Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2016 Opens
China Launches a Sounding Rocket in Hainan
Seven Local Schools to Accept International Students
On March 25, the provincial Education Bureau released the names of 7 high schools that are qualified to admit foreign students. These are Hainan Middle School, Hainan Overseas Chinese Middle School, Hainan Normal University Affiliated Middle School, Haikou Jingshan School, the National Science Park of Hainan Experimental School, Haikou Middle School and Haikou Changmao Garden School.
Dutch Students Make Documentaries in Hainan
About March 3rd in a Li village, the daily routine of the actors in Hainanese opera, the dreams of clerks working in a scenic spot... These are some of the themes of documentaries made by five Dutch students in Hainan. In the afternoon of April 23rd, the "Watch China - Youth Film Project" was successfully held at Hainan University. The Dutch students' documentaries were amongst the films shown, receiving various praise and accolades. The "Watch China - Youth Film Project" has been held annually since 2011, including work from university students from 25 countries.
The project has showcased plenty of documentaries about Chinese culture as seen through the eyes of foreign students, and it enhances the promotion of Chinese culture. The five students from the Netherlands, from Utrecht University's film-making major, in company with 13 students from Hainan University's Humanities College, travelled to Lingshu, Dongfang, Chengmai and Baisha to film documentaries with their teachers. They overcame traffic difficulties and language barriers to produce their films, promoting and advertising Li, Miao and Han cultures to the world from their own perspective in the process.
Translated by Jiang Tuanji, Zeng Hanxiang/ Modified by Glyn David
Haikou Builds a New Business Circle
In the afternoon of February 29th the Haikou Wanda Square project between Yehai avenue and Haiyu road began construction. This project is a crucial construction objective in Hainan. The central facilities cover an area of some 145000 square meters and include a huge shopping mall, an enormous recreation center, fashionable boutique shopping, SOHO apartments, high-end accommodations and more.
The project integrates multiple businesses, such as shopping, entertainment, culture, food and beverage and hotels. The whole development area expands to some 530,000 square meters, with an investment of close-on 7 billion RMB.
An International Yachting Race Held in Haikou
The “Aloha Cup” 7th Hainan International Yachting Roundabout Race East Rally had a stage finishing line in Haikou, with a yacht named Xiaoyu taking the pennant for being first to cross into Xiuying port.
The next day, the 12 yachts taking part continued to compete in the East Rally Roundabout Race, arriving back in Sanya on April 20.
The first three placed yachts were the Haikou-based Xiaoyu, the Lingshui-based Jiou and the Sanya-based Zhongfan.
Leaders of Taiwan's Minority Ethnicities Celebrated “March 3” with Hainan's Miao Ethnicity
Tencent Build a 10,000m2 “Internet + Ecological Village” in Hainan
The World Chinese Golf Alliance (WCGA) Established at a Ceremony in Haikou
Haikou Establishes a Friendly Exchanges City Relationship with Lahore of Pakistan
On April 29, representatives of Haikou signed documents on the establishment of a friendly exchanges city relationship with their counterparts from Lahore of Pakistan. Mr. Yu Boren, the Chinese Consul General in Lahore attended the signing ceremony. Located in northeastern Pakistan and boasting a history of over 2000 years, Lahore was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Assuming the titles of garden city and the second largest city of Pakistan, Lahore is the capital of the Punjab, the richest province in Pakistan with a population of 10 million. Serving as an economic, cultural and transportation hub, Lahore is also called the heart of Pakistan.
2016 China Dragon Boat Competition Held in Wanning
The 2016 China Dragon Boats Competition took place in Wanning on April 9. 36 dragon boat teams competed at the event, with Chinese teams securing 3 gold medals. The women's 100m winner was the South China Sea team, and Liaocheng University came first in the women's 200m and men's 500m races in the youth group. This year saw the first entry by teams from the Philippines, who secured fourth place in the men's 100m and qualified for the 200m.
Hainan Airlines Opens the First Direct Flight from Beijing to Tel Aviv
Building Hainan Demonstration Province Started in March
On March 26, a "whole Hainan and media blend" summit was held in Boao. National level think tank experts, representative heads of China whole area tourism demonstration units, some leaders from national media outlets and national provincial level party newspapers discussed matters revolving around “building and corporation of whole area - how media power can participate in and promote building of whole area”. At the meeting, the Party Secretary, Director Sun Ying from Hainan tourism development committee and the secretary of the Party committee from Hainan Daily Newspaper Group all delivered speeches.
Source:Hainan Daily/Haikou Evening News/hinews.cn
Translated by Zhou Zhonghui,Yun Fei,Guo Zeyan/ Modified by Glyn David
Several Thousand Russian Visitors per Month Received in Haikou
In the morning of 5th of May, a chartered flight with 245 Russian tourists from Russian Vnukovo airport landed at Haikou Meilan Airport, just one of the charter flights recently restarted by the Russian RussTour Company and Beijing Longxing Yuanda International Travel Agency. The flights will bring two thousands visitors directly from Moscow to Haikou every month.