But this year, the town of Boao, on the island's eastern coast, will greet participants with a totally new look and offer a fresh experience.
RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia launched on Wednesday its first cinema complex in Riyadh with the Black Panther movie, after 35 years of a ban on cinema theatres.
Comparing the two visits, Xi said Hainan has experienced dramatic change. "I felt gratified seeing the new changes in Hainan," he said.
About 3.4 million people in Aksu, on the northern edge of Taklamakan, have planted nearly 13.4 million trees since 1986. Forests in Aksu now account for 6.8 percent of land in the prefecture.
As part of Saudi Arabia's social and economic reform program under Vision 2030, spearheaded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Ministry of Culture and Information announced a landmark decision in December to allow commercial cinemas to operate in the Kingdom from early 2018.
Abe and Shindo said that their visits were not to hurt the feelings of Chinese and Koreans and should not become a diplomatic issue. They even said the purpose of their visits was peace.