Cuban President Raul Castro said Cuba hopes to continue enhancing Cuba-China relations based on their close friendship and mutual political trust.
Edinburgh Castle welcomed more than 150,000 Chinese nationals in 2015, while the city continues to strengthen its appeal as a university town, enrolling around 4,000 Chinese students each year, of which 53 percent welcome friends and family from home at least once per year.
Shen Xiaoming, governor of Hainan, said the province will continue to take advantage of the forum, launched in 2001 and known as the Asian Davos, and other exchange platforms such as the Roundtable Meeting on China-Africa Cooperation, to seek new opportunities for development and to better serve the general diplomacy of the nation.
Tourists from 26 countries including Austria, Britain, Canada, the United States, South Korea and Russia are eligible for a visa-free stay in Hainan, which will be extended to over 50 countries in the near future, officials said.
Recently, the International Research Center for Unit 731 Issues in Harbin Academy of Social Sciences revealed new evidence of Japan's germ war atrocities after one week of research in the US.
Hainan has established sister relationships with 56 overseas provinces and cities worldwide, including Hawaii in the United States, South Korea's Jeju special autonomous province, Canada's Prince Edward Island, Finland's Oulu province and the state of Penang in Malaysia.
The venue also reported a 7 percent increase in Asian visitors during the busy festival period this year, compared to the same time last year.