[China], April 14 (ANI): China's President Xi Jinping highlighted the need to develop the Hainan province which is also been declared as the Special Economic Zone of the country.
During the inspection tour of Hainan on Friday Jinping urged to make full use of environmental advantages an build it to be an international tourism island, as reported by the Xinhua news agency.
President Xi underscored advancing reform and opening-up in the southern province of Hainan "from a higher perspective, with a broader vision and greater strength".
He further held discussions with experts regarding the importance of boosting the health sector to serve the people.
Jinping also visited the Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering under the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Thursday and learned about China's seabed exploration in the Mariana Trench and examined deep-sea research equipment.
He said both cities and the countryside should be developed well to reach the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects. Farmers should be encouraged to tap into local resources to develop specialized agriculture, countryside tourism, and courtyard economies to raise their incomes. (ANI)