Guiding Opinions of CPC Central Committee and the State Council on Supporting Hainan in Comprehensively Deepening Reform and Opening-Up Released
On Apr. 14, 2018, the Guiding Opinions of CPC Central Committee and State Council on Supporting Hainan in Comprehensively Deepening Reform and Opening-up (shortened in the Opinions) was officially released. The Opinions sets four new strategic orientations for Hainan: one is the pilot area for comprehensively deepening reform and opening up; second is the pilot area for ecological civilization construction; third is the international tourism and consumption center; and fourth is the guarantee area for major national strategic services.
According to the Opinions, Hainan will realize the new development following a “4 steps” development goal. In 2020, Hainan will realize the goal of completing the construction of an all-round well-off society together with other areas in China, the construction of free trade pilot area should achieve remarkable progress, and the international opening-up degree should be promoted to an obvious extent; in 2025, the economic growth quality and efficiency should be promoted remarkably, the institution for free trade port should be basically established, and the level of trading and commercial environment should reach the first-level in the country; in 2035, Hainan should play a leading role in socialist modernization construction in China, the institutional system and operation pattern of the free trade port should be more mature, and the trading and commercial environment should be top-class in the world; and in the middle of 21th century, Hainan should be one of the first-level areas realizing socialist modernization, form an institutional system that is highly marketized, internationalized, legalized, and modernized, and become a leading area in comprehensive competitiveness and cultural influence.