Country for PR: China
Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Wednesday, April 17 2019 - 11:51
Focus of Reputed World Media: Unimaginable Development in Hainan
HAIKOU, China, April 16, 2019 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

From April 9 to 11, the foreign press tour "2019 Amazing Hainan" was held by 
the Publicity Department of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee in Hainan province. 
It was attended by journalists from eight major presses of the world, including 
European Pressphoto Agency, Agencia Lusa and Tokyo Shimbun. They visited 
Haikou, Chengmai, Qionghai, Lingshui, Sanya and Baoting, and acclaimed that 
"Hainan boasts bountiful tourism resources, and rapid growing Internet 
industry. The achievements of the FTZ are beyond imagination."

The Fuxing City International Offshore Innovation Building in Haikou has 
attracted many well-known enterprises such as Alibaba, Ant Financial Services 
Group and PwC, as well as many foreign "makers". Hainan Ecological Software 
Park is in Chengmai, which is home to more than 3,600 Internet companies, 
including some projects worth RMB 10 billion, such as Tencent Internet Village, 
China Game Cyberport Project and China Mind Sports Industrial Base Project. The 
cutting-edge technologies and the prospects have deeply impressed the group.

Joao Pimenta from Agencia Lusa said that Hainan used to be known for tourism. 
Now, as the free trade one has been established, many R&D teams from the 
hi-tech industries start to settle in Hainan. Hainan has been promoting tax 
reduction, and he believes that the favorable policy will attract more foreign 

Alexander Balitskiy from VGTRK took a great interest in traditional Chinese 
medicine. In the Boao TCM hospital, he shared his experience in acupuncture 
during the therapy. "It is amazing! We need to have more people to learn about 
TCM!" In the Binglanggu -- Hainan Li & Miao Cultural Heritage Park, many 
journalists were attracted by the traditional Li textile technique, which 
includes spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering and is on the List of 
Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding of UNESCO.

Apart from medical tourism, sports tourism, folk culture tourism, and duty-free 
tourism, Hainan is working to be more innovative in tourism. The journalists 
were also impressed by Atlantis Sanya and the Paddy Field National Park, 
underwater suites and many other upscale tourism products, and the integrated 
program of agriculture and tourism "expansive paddy field + large-scale 
artificial dinosaurs park". They believe that the rich and intriguing tourism 
programs will bring endless potential to the future development of the tourism 
in Hainan FTZ. 

Source: The Publicity Department of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee

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   Caption: A journalist from All-Russia State Television and Radio 
Broadcasting Company experiencing the acupuncture therapy and sharing his 
feelings to the camera.