An open city, more and more international style

WenHainan Daily reporter Yuan Yu

In Qionghai, Hainan, many people must first think of Boao.

Boao is located at the outlet of the Wanquan River. It combines the essence of the Three Rivers scenery. The beach is white and soft. One of the best tourist attractions for maintaining natural scenery at the mouth of the world’s rivers. In 2001, the inaugural meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia was held in Boao. A year later, the first annual meeting of the Boao Forum for Asia was held in Boao, and the forum site was permanently settled in Boao, Hainan. Since then, the popularity of this eastern Hainan town has been raised to a higher level, and Qionghai has been promoted to the world as an internationally renowned conference and exhibition destination.

Now, the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pioneer Zone, known as the”Second Movement of the Boao Forum for Asia”, has attracted well-known pharmaceutical equipment manufacturers from all over the world, and hundreds of international innovative pharmaceutical equipment have been invested application.

Why can Qionghai gather so many international innovations? This is inseparable from the open genes infiltrating the Qionghai bloodline. Throughout Qionghai, openness has always been the driving force behind the development of this city. For a long time, Qionghai people have not been afraid of difficulties, dared to endure hardships, have the courage to contact new things and new fields, and innovate and start businesses with unprecedented courage and courage, which has promoted Qionghai to gradually become a reform test field and a new highland for opening up.

Explore Nanyang Qionghai leads the way in opening up

When the endlessly rushing Wanquan River walks out of the mountains and merges eastward into the sea, it brings prosperity to the people on this land of Qionghai, and at the same time, it also settles the talent of openness for them. gene.

Today’s Qionghai City was formed by the merger of the old Lehui County and Qiongdong County. Relying on the economic and trade link of Wanquan River, people from the two places have had frequent exchanges and exchange visits and business.”Qionghai County Chronicles” records that as early as the Jiajing period of the Ming Dynasty, the Jiaji area of ​​Qionghai was already the business center of the Wanquan River Basin.

As the Wanquan River rushed eastward, the scope of early Qionghai people’s activities also expanded eastward, spanning the vast sea. Qionghai scholar Liang Mingjiang’s”A Commentary on Qionghai Culture” believes that Qionghai people began to make a living abroad in the late Tang Dynasty. Because they could not bear the sufferings of natural disasters and military calamities, some migrated to places such as Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Fujian and Guangdong Merchants and fishermen in Qionghai then sailed across the oceans and migrated to the Nanyang Islands. This also shows that Qionghai has established maritime ties with Nanyang very early.”Qionghai County Chronicles” records that in the Ming Dynasty, Qionghai fishermen often carried their caught seafood and shells to Nanyang for sale. The guide book left by the Qionghai fishermen is the historical proof of the Qionghai people’s opening up the sea.

In modern times, with the opening of trade ports, voyages to Nanyang have become a common phenomenon among Qionghai people. In the Boao area of ​​Qionghai, almost every village has”fan guest“, and some villages even have”Fanke“”Fan Ke”, there are still many grandmothers who can speak”Fan Hua”. The book”Nanyang Tales” vividly described the situation at that time:”When winter comes in the northern hemisphere, it blows northeast wind, Qionghai people’s sailing boat goes south with the northeast wind; in summer, the south wind is headwind, so I won’t go, but it’s convenient. Southeast Asia overseas Chinese returning to Qiong.”

Geographical opening has promoted the opening of Qionghai’s economic structure. In modern times, people from Qionghai who went out have returned to their hometowns and introduced rubber, coffee, pepper and other Southeast Asian crops in Qionghai, laying the foundation for the development of modern agriculture and industry in Qionghai. The Southeast Asian cash crops introduced by Qionghai people have also changed the pattern of Hainan’s planting industry to a certain extent.

The rush to the South Seas is a stroke in the history of Qionghai’s opening up. .”A hundred years ago, the world contained us, and now we have no reason not to face the world. We must develop while protecting and tell the world the story of Hainan.” Said Wang Pujun Cai, who is nearly 70 years old. She is the daughter-in-law of Cai Jiasen, the leader of Indonesian overseas Chinese, and a resident of the Cai’s compound. She often introduces the history of the old house to tourists from home and abroad who come to visit in the compound, and tells about the openness and the openness behind the old house. Qionghai culture and spirit of tolerance and struggle.

From a small fishing village to a world-renowned destination

If an event with the most far-reaching impact on Qionghai is to be selected, the Boao Forum for Asia will definitely be on the list. Famous on it.

The permanent location of the Boao Forum for Asia in Boao, Hainan is not only a highlight in Qionghai’s history, but also a testimony to Hainan’s intensified reform and opening up. It can be said that, for the first time, the Boao Forum for Asia has truly brought Qionghai people into line with international standards.

“The topics that Asia and the world care about are discussed around us. We no longer care only about things around us, but also care about topics that the whole world is concerned about. Speak Mandarin and learn foreign languages ​​to become locals. Trends.”Boao Town resident Xie Shiqin said that since the establishment of the Boao Forum for Asia, locals and the world’s The distance is closer.

When the spring breeze of reform and opening up blows over Hainan, it also activates Qionghai’s open genes deposited in the blood of the city. After the establishment of a provincial special economic zone in Hainan in 1988, Qionghai built the largest Nanmen Market and Jiaji Central Market on the island at that time, and became an activity place for the province’s”Three Birds” wholesalers. In 1990, the retail sales of social goods in Qionghai reached 18.07 million yuan, of which 23.69 million US dollars earned from exports, second only to Haikou and Sanya, ranking third in the province.

At the same time, in order to build a more open and international industry system, To form a new pattern of full opening up, Qionghai plans in many ways. Since 1989, more and more foreign guests have been invited to visit Qionghai.

In July 1997, the former Japanese Prime Minister Hosokawa and the former Australian Prime Minister Hawke were invited to visit Boao Water City. These two former dignitaries put forward the grand vision of establishing the”Boao Forum for Asia” during the inspection. , And recommended the location of Boao.

With the smooth convening of the first Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, Boao, a small town with only 15,000 residents, became famous all over the world and began to become an important window for the world to understand China and Hainan.

The”Boao effect” not only makes Qionghai people more open-minded, but also drives the overall economic and social development of Qionghai. There are more and more international conferences and exhibitions held in Qionghai, and more and more tourists come here for sightseeing. The exhibition industry and tourism have gradually become an important pole in the industrial structure of Qionghai.

The more open environment also brings more possibilities for local economic development. In 2016, Wang Qiao, a young man born in the 1980s, returned to his hometown to start a business and introduced more than 400 kinds of tropical famous fruits from all over the world in Qionghai and realized industrialization. His base was selected as the agricultural diplomatic base of the Boao Forum for Asia, and was included in the key project of the Qionghai National Agricultural Opening-up and Cooperation Pilot Zone as a variety breeding and display base.

In recent years, Qionghai has successively built international airports, international duty-free shops, international schools, etc., while being more open, it has become increasingly international. The Boao Forum for Asia will promote Qionghai to the world stage, making Qionghai a star city that continues to open up and integrate into the world.

Welcome to the future, Music City plays the”second movement”

The Wanquan River is like a jade belt, and the confluence of the three rivers in Boao is full of weather. When the voice of the Boao Forum for Asia spread to the world, Qionghai worked hard to move forward in a more open pattern.

In 2013, the State Council formally approved the establishment of Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism first District, the district focuses on the development of licensed medical care, health management, rehabilitation and maintenance. This is currently the only international medical tourism industry in ChinaThe park is known as”the second movement of the Boao Forum for Asia”.

The opening of the”Second Movement of the Boao Forum for Asia” also marks Qionghai’s exploration of a brand new system opening in the new era. From the establishment of the Party Working Committee and Management Committee of Lecheng Pioneer District to the establishment of Hainan’s first park statutory body in Lecheng Pioneer District, Qionghai has continued to delegate powers and reduce burdens for the development of the park through institutional innovation and opening up.

Dai Xiaolong, the person in charge of the Investment Promotion Department of the Lecheng Pioneer District Administration Bureau, still remembers that after working for the municipal party committee for 3 years, when he volunteered to sign up to the newly established Lecheng Pioneer District, what he saw Dark green. Surrounded by coconut trees, betel nuts, shrubs, climbing vines and other plants, weeds are overgrown with puddles. At that time, there were no roads in the advance area of ​​Lecheng, and vehicles could not enter the land full of weeds and shrubs. The office space was simple and the work tasks were heavy. The staff had to work overtime almost every night. But everyone in Qionghai is full of confidence in the development of Lecheng. Every time a merchant comes, the main leaders of Qionghai City will accompany them. The vision and passion for future development infect everyone.

With the tremendous vitality released by openness and innovation, the Lecheng Pioneer District has changed its horizons in just a few years. Medical projects are quickly implemented, international innovative medical devices are quickly introduced, and companies are coming in. The Lecheng Pioneer Zone has become a window and platform for Qionghai to embrace the future, a test field for the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port, and a new highland for the country.

Nowadays, there are 14 medical institutions in Lecheng Pioneer District that are open to the outside world. Some medicines, equipment and consumables that have been used in advance abroad are here to help domestic patients recover. It originally took 3 to 5 years. Those settled in China have also accelerated their approval for listing in China through the real-world research and application pilot in the Lecheng Pioneer Zone.

The transformation from wasteland and woodland into a modern high-end medical service park shows the”Qionghai Speed”. The Qionghai speed of infiltrating the open factor is also a comprehensive manifestation of efficiency and quality, and it is a new driving force for Qionghai’s economic growth.

The main person in charge of the Qionghai Municipal Party Committee said that the medical tourism industry has become one of the fastest-growing emerging industries in the world, and the Lecheng Pioneer District will be the core of Qionghai’s future development. Qionghai will build the Lecheng Pioneer District into a”golden rice bowl” for Qionghai’s descendants and generations, build this core well, and strive to achieve the Qionghai goal of”strong industry, beautiful urban and rural areas, rich people, and social harmony”. Qionghai will walk in the”spring” of the new era with a more open, tolerant and confident attitude.

Source:Hainan Daily