Xu, the agricultural official, said Hainan will accelerate agricultural standardization to realize comprehensive high efficiency production. It will cultivate 30 leading sectors in planting, aquaculture and processing while developing 30 key products to upgrade the competitiveness of quality Hainan farm produce.
Announcing a new policy push in January, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling the imposition of a tax, curbs on throwaway items like plastic bags, quality standards and new rules at ports, among other restrictions.
Fu expressed his gratitude for the help the mainland provided after a devastating earthquake that hit Hualien in early February. He said the county would continue to uphold the "1992 Consensus" and expand cooperation with the mainland.
Tourists from 26 countries including Austria, Britain, Canada, the United States, South Korea and Russia are eligible for a visa-free stay in Hainan, which will be extended to over 50 countries in the near future, officials said.
Liu Cigui, Party secretary of Hainan, said Hainan will help showcase China's efforts in building a community with a shared future for mankind and realizing the Chinese dream of national revitalization.
Shen Xiaoming, governor of Hainan, said the province will continue to take advantage of the forum, launched in 2001 and known as the Asian Davos, and other exchange platforms such as the Roundtable Meeting on China-Africa Cooperation, to seek new opportunities for development and to better serve the general diplomacy of the nation.
As courses are available online, limited higher education resources are better utilized and delivered to more students. In five years, over 3 million students from colleges in west China have obtained credits by taking WEMOOC.
During the Boao Forum for Asia 2018 annual conference April 8-11, the province will hold "eight Hainan-themed events to further explore opportunities and insights for cooperation and development," Wang Sheng, director of the foreign affairs office of Hainan, said on Monday.
Unit 731 was a top-secret biological and chemical warfare research base established in Harbin in 1935 as the nerve center of Japanese biological warfare in China and Southeast Asia during World War II.