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Tuesday, July 31 2018 - 12:49
Delegation of European Cities Praising Haikou as an Ideal Place for Investment and Start-up
HAIKOU, China, July 31, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On July 20, a delegation of European cities made a field visit to Haikou. 
During the whole day, they gained a deeper understanding of Haikou in economy, 
culture, sports and other aspects, according to the Publicity Office of Haikou 
Municipal Committee of the CPC. Members of the delegation said, "Haikou is an 
ideal place for investment and start-up. We look forward to deeper cooperation 
and exchanges, and drawing on each other's strength to realize win-win."

"Haikou citizens are warm and friendly. The ecological environment is well 
conserved. It is a beautiful garden-like city with blue sea and clear sky." 
Departing from the hotel he stayed, Pablo Gandalha, Director of International 
Urban Cooperation (IUC) of EU, enjoyed the landscape along the route and was 
full of expectation on this trip.

They visited Wuyuanhe Stadium, Haikou Comprehensive Bonded Zone, Haikou 
National High-tech Zone, Fuxing City Internet Innovation and Pioneer Park, 
Dongzhaigang Mangrove Nature Reserve, Qilou Old Street, temporary display area 
of Haikou Jiangdong New Area planning, and Haiken Garden Night Market. In each 
place, the delegation of European cities led by Pablo Gandalha consulted with 
relevant functional departments and owner institutions, so as to gain the 
overall picture of Haikou in a short time.

"Chinese government has provided huge opportunities for Hainan in the building 
of Haikou National High-tech Zone and a free trade port with Chinese 
characteristics, and for Haikou to realize fast growth." Paula Clifford, a 
member of the delegation of European cities, and Director of the Economic 
Development Board of Barnsley Town Hall, the UK, believed that, with ever more 
flights between the UK and Hainan, the fast "air bridge" would accelerate 
economic and cultural exchanges between the two sides. "Haikou is a city with 
enormous development potential. We are looking forward to closer cooperation 
with Haikou in scientific and technological innovation, commodity trade, and 
other aspects."

Giancarlo Defazio, Head of EU Project Department of Rome Municipal Government, 
Italy, said that both Rome and Haikou are tourism cities, and enjoy quality 
natural and cultural resources, and they should boost tourism cooperation, 
exchange experience in tourism development, and strengthen tourism promotion. 
Meanwhile, they could tap into their own strength and boost cooperation in film 
production, so as to display their unique landscape.

SOURCE: The Publicity Office of Haikou Municipal Committee of the CPC

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