Media tour explores business environment in Hainan
A flag-giving ceremony takes place on Sept 13 to mark the start of the national media tour in Hainan province. [Photo by Zhang Fan/Xinhuanet]
A media tour organized to publicize the business environment in China's southernmost Hainan province was launched on Sept 13 in Haikou, capital of Hainan.
The event involved national media including Xinhua News Agency, Economic Daily, Guangming Daily, China Daily, China News Service, and Xinhuanet.
They visited Haikou, Wanning, Sanya, Qiongzhong, and Yangpu where interviews and surveys were conducted at key industrial parks and enterprises.
Hainan has issued an action plan for optimizing the business environment for three consecutive years, creating more than 100 system integration innovation cases, according to Zhang Xiangguo, deputy secretary-general of the Hainan provincial government and director of the Hainan Business Environment Optimization Office.
The Hainan government launched a platform for handling business environment issues earlier this year. It pushes for addressing issues by mapping out and removing obstacles one by one.
The media group will present Hainan's achievements in optimizing the business environment from different perspectives with a focus on the "reform and innovation results", "the vitality of market entities" and "cadre work style".
Their investigation-based reports will also reveal difficulties in implementing systems and solving problems for market players in order to help further improve Hainan's business environment.
Li Gaowei, executive vice president and secretary-general of the Hainan Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong Province, said that the business environment should be optimized in three aspects, namely, internationalization, rule of law, and convenience.
He said that the construction of the rule of law in Hainan is a key part of the development of the Hainan Free Trade Port. To promote it, it is necessary to make greater efforts to streamline administration and delegate power, improve regulation, and upgrade services.
Business environment is an important manifestation of regional soft power. A good business environment is the basis and safeguard for the survival and development of enterprises, said Ning Hao, chairman of Hainan Suyue Technology.
Ning noted that Hainan has made outstanding achievements in system integration and innovation, investment freedom and convenience, and business environment improvement.
The country is striving to build Hainan into a globally influential free trade port by middle of the century.
Reporters find Sanya's business environment quite alluring
The Sanya Real Estate Registration Center. [Photo provided to China Daily]
A symposium on Sanya's business environment. [Photo by Zhang Fan/Xinhuanet]
A group of national media reporters toured Sanya in South China's Hainan province on Sept 15 to personally experience the highly supportive business environment of the city.
They visited the Sanya Real Estate Registration Center and interviewed business representatives, Sanya's government service departments and institutions.
According to officials, Sanya relies on the "Hainan e-registration" platform and the "comprehensive window for starting a new enterprise" to provide "one-stop" services for enterprises that require no application fee.
At present, registration and review for materials concerning new enterprise establishment can be completed within one working day in Sanya.
Statistics show that from January to August this year, 39,269 new market entities were added in Sanya. Newly registered enterprises and individual businesses increased by 70.66 percent and 73.14 percent, respectively, over the same period last year.
The Sanya Municipal Affairs Center practices list-based management for all items requiring administrative approval, gives one-time notification, clarifies the basis for the application of items, standardizes the approval process, simplifies application materials, and continues to optimize the approval process to reduce time.
The media tour was part of an event aimed to promote Hainan's dynamic business environment.
Wanning improves business environment in its own way
Wanning, a coastal city in South China's Hainan province, has an ambitious goal of building a number of industries valued at over 10 billion yuan ($1.55 billion), said local officials during an interview by a group of national media reporters on Sept 14.
According to Party chief He Jingping, Wanning, at the eastern coast of tropical Hainan island, is improving the local business environment in three ways: the first focus is on serving full industrial chains; the second focus is to support the entire life cycle of an enterprise; and the third key point is building a reputable government and an integral society.
Wanning municipal administrative examination and approval service bureau now undertakes 345 examination and approval items transferred from 22 departments in the city and 51 items delegated from provincial departments. The examination and approval time has been reduced by more than 70 percent and procedures have been cut by more than 50 percent.
A Wanning company is impressed by the fast approval service. [Photo by Zhang Fan/Xinhuanet]