On 10 December 2021, the 22nd Hainan Island Carnival, jointly hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and the People’s Government of Hainan Province, was opened in Haikou. Mr. Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, Mr. Mao Wanchun, Chairman of Hainan Provincial CPPCC, Ms. Xiao Yingzi, Member of the Standing Committee and Head of the Publicity Department of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee, Mr. Kang Yaohong, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Hainan Provincial People’s Congress, Mr. Wang Lu, Vice Governor of Hainan Province, Mr. Ung Vantha, Consul General of Cambodia in Haikou, Ms. Sun Ying, Director General of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, representatives of culture and tourism departments from Hubei, Shaanxi, Hunan, Chongqing, Ningxia, Guangxi and other relevant provinces and cities in China were present at the opening ceremony of the event. Ms. Li Yaying, Deputy Director of the Education, Culture and Tourism Division of the ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) attended the opening ceremony and related activities upon invitation.
In Haikou, Deputy Director Ms. Li Yaying attended the opening ceremony of the 6th Hainan World Leisure Tourism Expo, the 7th Hainan International Tourism Food Expo and the 2nd Hainan International Tourism Equipment Expo, Promotion Conference of Tourism and Culture Industry of Hainan Free Trade Port, and the 4th ASEAN-China University Students’ Cultural Week. She also met with Director General Sun Ying, and had extensive exchanges with other invited guests.
The 22nd Hainan Island Carnival will last until 31 December in Haikou City as the main venue, and in other five cities including Sanya, Danzhou, Qionghai, Wanning and Wenchang as the sub-venues. More than 200 activities such as the Coconut Island Carnival, Hainan Art Festival and Seven Themed Tourist Routes will be held during the Carnival.