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Build a '3+1+1' modern industrial system with tourism as its support

Date: 2021-06-21

The White Paper comprehensively elaborates on the major policies and major measures Hainan has taken to promote the construction of a free trade port in the past year.

Hainan, June 20 (ChinaMar) -- A white paper on the construction of a free trade port in Hainan was released on June 20. On June 1, 2020, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council issued the Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, marking the comprehensive implementation of this major strategy. In order to demonstrate the achievements of the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics and comprehensively elaborate the main policies and major measures taken by Hainan to promote the construction of a free trade port in the past year, this White Paper is hereby issued. Among them, the text is divided into three parts: "the central care and department support, Hainan's exploration and practice, the implementation of the" overall plan ".

Mentioned in the "white paper", and in the development of export-oriented economy in hainan province to carry out comprehensive pilot services open still wider to the outside world, around the tourism, transportation, finance, business services, technical services, health care, education, cultural entertainment and other key areas, classification of liberalising entry, promote the administrative barriers, improve the regulatory system.

On the implementation of the General Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, on April 7, 2021, the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce issued the Opinions on Several Special Measures to Support the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port to Relax Market Access. A total of 22 measures were taken to support the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port from five aspects of innovating market access methods in the field of medicine and health, optimizing market access and development environment in the field of finance, promoting the relaxation and prosperity of access in the field of culture, promoting the relaxation and resource pooling in the field of education, and relaxing market access in other key areas.

In 2020, the passenger throughput of major airports in the province will reach 32.486 million person-times, and the cargo throughput will reach 215,000 tons. Among them, the passenger throughput of Haikou Meilan International Airport is 16.49 million person-times and the cargo throughput is 135,000 tons. Sanya Phoenix International Airport has a passenger throughput of 15.413 million person-times and cargo throughput of 80,000 tons. Boao International Airport has a passenger throughput of 563,000 person-times and a cargo throughput of 0.05 million tons. From January to May 2021, the passenger throughput of the main airports in the province was 17.3066 million person-times, and the cargo transportation was 238,400 tons.

In tourism, China will implement the Hainan National Sports Tourism Demonstration Zone Development Plan, and make every effort to promote the deeply integrated development of sports and tourism, according to the white paper. At present, there are 6 5A-level scenic spots, 23 4A-level scenic spots and 26 3A-level scenic spots in the province, including 1 national tourist resort and 3 provincial tourist resort. Mutual recognition of yacht certificates has been promoted, yachts are allowed to engage in leasing business, customs clearance facilitation for yachts, differential guarantee for yacht leasing and other policies have been implemented, and the consumption of yacht tourism in the province continues to increase. The Ministry of Transport delegated to Hainan the market access permission for cruise companies operating Chinese-funded Flag of Convenience cruise business and cruise ships, as well as the permission for foreign cruise ships only involving the Hainan Free Trade Port to connect with multiple destinations. We will launch a trial of Chinese-funded Flag of Convenience cruise routes, and allow international cruise shipping companies to develop and expand cruise products.

Under the influence of the epidemic in 2020, Hainan will receive a total of 64.5509 million tourists, and achieve a total tourism revenue of 87.286 billion yuan. The added value of tourism accounts for 7.3% of GDP, and the comprehensive contribution rate of tourism to the province's GDP is 25.1%, making it one of the regions with the best tourism recovery in China. In the first quarter of 2021, the tourism industry recovered further. The number of domestic and foreign tourists in the province reached 22.913 million, an increase of 168.1%, and an increase of 2.2% compared with that in 2019. The total tourism revenue reached 41.265 billion yuan, up 293.5%, up 42.2% compared with the same period in 2019. The growth rate of tourism revenue was 1.3 times higher than the growth rate of the total number of tourists. The per capita daily consumption of domestic overnight tourists in Qiongshan reached 1,279 yuan, up 59.5%.

In May 2021, the Three-Year Action Plan for the Investment New Deal of Hainan Free Trade Port (2021-2023) was released. On the basis of developing the three leading industries of tourism, modern service industry and high and new technology industry, the tropical characteristic and efficient agriculture and manufacturing industry were included in the category of encouraging development, and the "3+1+1" modern industrial system was established.

In the tax system, Hainan adopts zero tariff. The policy of adjusting and improving duty-free shopping on remote islands was adopted first and achieved remarkable results. From the implementation of the new policy in July 2020 to May 2021, the amount of duty-free purchases on the offshore islands under the supervision of Haikou Customs was 43.1 billion yuan, 55.31 million items, and 6.11 million shopping passengers, with year-on-year growth of 219%, 239% and 101%, respectively. During the May Day holiday in 2021, the duty-free sales of the outliers reached 993 million yuan, with 121,000 shoppers and 1.345 million shopping items, up 248%, 141% and 229% year on year, respectively. At present, the number of duty-free shops on the outlying islands has increased to 9, and the number of operating entities has increased to 5. The zero-tariff policy for some imported goods was successively introduced and implemented.

"White paper" is put forward, in the world today is undergoing great changes in a new round of development adjustment, in the face of the changing from the one hundred, the free trade port in hainan must grasp the new development stage, to carry out new development concept and building a new pattern of development, give full play to the unique geographical advantage and policy advantage, to create domestic and international important intersection of binary, promoting the development of high quality in hainan.