New medical tourism plan for Hainan, China

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The Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China has a new three-year plan for Hainan Province in southern China. Its goal is to attract 500,000 medical travelers to the island by 2025.

The island province of Hainan is a free trade port. The 2021-2025 development plan wants Hainan to become a tourist and international consumption destination, with three key sectors:

  • Tax-free purchases
  • International medical care
  • International education

The plan sets a target for its tourism industry to contribute 17.8% of its total economic growth by 2025.

Efforts will be made in the Hainan Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone to introduce and cultivate a batch of professional and high-end medical institutions to promote the progress of stem cell, immune cell and therapy research. gene, as well as other new techniques in the biomedical field. sector. By 2025, Hainan is expected to attract 500,000 medical tourists.

The pilot medical zone also encourages people from member countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to come for treatment.

RCEP is a free trade Agreement from Asia Pacific nations:

The 15 member countries represent 30% of the World population (2.2 billion people) and 30% of Global GDP, which makes it the biggest commercial blockk in the world.

It’s part of a master plan to make the southernmost province a globally influential, top-notch free trade port by mid-century.

Meanwhile, the 5th Hainan International Health Industry Exhibition held this month showcased 3,000 brands of medical and health care products to Chinese and overseas audiences. The main task was to encourage investors and companies operating in the health sector to work together, and to interest them in the Hainan Free Trade Port project. Part of the exhibition was devoted to medical tourism.


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