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Hainan's Haikou sets up international science and education zone in Jiangdong district

It is expected that offices of foreign polytechnic, medical and agricultural universities will also settle in Jiangdong

HAIKOU, February 25. /TASS/. The Hainan authorities created an international zone for the development of science and public education in the territory of the new Jiangdong district (eastern part of Haikou), reported the Hainan Daily. 

According to the newspaper, the area of ​​the object reaches about 22,100 square kilometers. About 150,000 people will live, work and study on its territory. According to the government's plan, there will be branches of educational institutions that are included on top-100 most prestigious colleges in the world.

The Haikou Science and Education Area Development Program also aims to provide quality education in kindergartens and elementary school. The local administration has already sent invitations to a number of Chinese and foreign schools. It is expected that offices of foreign polytechnic, medical and agricultural universities will also settle in Jiangdong, which will have the right to teach students according to their own program.

In April 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the launch of Hainan's project to build a pilot free trade zone. According to the authorities' plan, the creation of a pilot zone will give impetus to the processes of globalization of the island's economy and increase the attractiveness of the Chinese province for foreign investors. It is expected that by 2050 Hainan will become a unique international cluster with an advanced economic system, which includes a free trade zone, campuses of the best universities, the most modern scientific laboratories and the headquarters of world corporations.