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History of Sanya

Sanya has been inhabited for over 10,000 years; however, Chinese have inhabited the area since the Qin Dynasty. During the Han dynasty, the Li people arrived from Guangxi province. For many centuries, the island was designated as a place for exiles, one of the most famous of whom was the poet Su Dong Po (1036-1101). ...Read more>>

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Sanya Transport - Introduction HOT

Sanya's remote position as the "tail of the dragon" has historically made it difficult to reach. Only one large road connects Sanya to the mainland and the traffic can become very heavy in peak hours. The construction of a railway station has ...... Read More>>

Office Leasing

Commercial office space in Sanya is typically always a mixture of business and residence. There are few office buildings for sale or rent. Mixed commercial/residential high-rise office buildings include the Chuangye Building, the Jinhe Apartment, the Jinshan Building, the Xiangtai Building, the Automobile Building, Yanhong Modern City and the ... ...Read More>>

Business Links

◎ Sanya Municipal People's Government ◎ Sanya General Chamber Of Commerce ◎ Sanya Hainan Island ◎ Sanya China ◎ Sanya Lifestyle: ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Post &Telecommunications

Postal and telecommunications revenues in 2006 reached 485.11 million RMB. Local telephone users numbered 0.22 million, including 0.17 million urban telephone users and 0.05 million rural users, while there were 0.18 million mobile phone users and 16,700 internet subscribers ...Read More>>

Municipal Government

Mayor Mayor: Lu Zhiyuan Municipal Departments • Sanya Municipal People's Government Add: 16 Hedong Yilu, Sanya Postcode: 572000 Tel: 0898-88263784 • Sanya Administration for Industry and Commerce Add: Industrial and Commercial Bldg, 16 Jiefang Sanlu, Sanya Postcode: 572000 Tel: 0898-88272277 Fax: 0898- 88272457 • Foreign Affairs ... ...Read More>>

Preferential Policy

Preferential Tax Policies For enterprises which are engaged in infrastructure development including for port, airport, highway, electrical power, water resource construction, or for those enterprises engaged in the modernization and/or management of agriculture, with an operational period of over 15 years, income tax will be exempted from the ... ...Read More>>

Investment Procedure

The Sanya Government highly encourages foreign investors to develop the agricultural and tourism sector and introduce new and high technology. 1.Investment Procedure 2.Establishing a Representative Office in Sanya Foreign enterprises shall make application to the Sanya Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce and submit the following ... ...Read More>>

Development Zones

Yalong Bay State Tourist & Holiday Resort Zone The Yalong Bay State Tourist and Holiday Resort Zone, located in the east of Sanya, is one of the first 12 state-level tourism development zones approved by the State Council in 1992. The zone offers a full range of accommodation, leisure, and shopping facilities to attract both domestic and ... ...Read More>>

Planning & Development

Strategic Planning and Development Sanya's goal is to become a first-class resort destination in Asia, a renowned global tourist destination and the city with the best living environment for residents in the world. Sanya will focus on being a center for leisure and health, conferences and exhibitions, shopping and fashion. The main city area ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Transportation

Roads Sanya is the termination point of expressways and trunk roads of east, west and central Hainan, with highways leading out of the city in all directions including to the island's other major city of Haikou. In 2006, the city invested 21.1 million RMB on road construction and upgrading. The main bus terminal is located at 2 Jiefang Lu, ... ...Read More>>

Labor force

By the end of 2006, there were 0.27 million employees in Sanya, including over 7,100 professional technologists in various fields. There were about 8,000 students enrolled in regular universities and over 2,250 students enrolled in vocational schools. The city's two universities are the Sanya City Vocational College and the Sanya Aviation and ... ...Read More>>

Municipal Infrastructure - Public Utilities

Sanya's power supply is sufficient to meet the demands of households and enterprises in the city and there are 3 water plants at Qingtian, Lizhigou and Jinjiling supplying daily water of 280 thousand cubic meters. A new reservoir is also being built; called the Dalong Reservoir, with a total storage capacity of 456 million cubic meters. As ... ...Read More>>

Foreign Trade & Foreign Direct

In 2006, actualized foreign investment in Sanya reached US$0.11 billion. There were 28 newly-signed foreign investment contracts with a combined investment value of US$53.29 million. Due to its late-bloomer status, the city's direct utilization of foreign investment is far short of that of similar sized Chinese cities and there is much room for ... ...Read More>>

Business Environment

Geographical Advantages Sanya is located at the southern end of Hainan Island and is an important part of China's foreign trade at its southern borders as well as being the political, economic and cultural center in southern Hainan. Sanya is known as "the Oriental Hawaii" and "Sunshine City" because of its tropical scenery. ... ...Read More>>

Strategic Industries

Tourism is Sanya's one and only pillar industry, with the real estate sector, tropical agriculture and marine-based industries playing important secondary roles in the local economy. • Tourism Many famous hotels line the Sanya strip including the Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, Marriot, Holiday Inn, Gloria and Shangri-la international luxury ... ...Read More>>

Sanya Business Guide - Economic Overview HOT

Vital Statistics (2006) GDP: RMB10.89 billion GDP per Capita: RMB 20,973 Economic Growth Rate: 14.5% Population: 0.25 million (urban) - 0.29 million (rural) Annual Average Wage: RMB16, 661 FDI: US$110 million Economic Overview Sanya is the most famous tropical coastal tourism city in China, situated on the southern island Province of Hainan ... ...Read More>>

Statistics HOT

• GDP: RMB 28.457 billion (2011) • Per Capita Disposable Income of Urban Residents: RMB 20,068 (2011) • Economic Growth Rate: 14.2% (2011) • Resident Population: 0.685 million (2010) • Unemployment Rate: 1.55% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for Children of School Age: 99.9% (2010) • Enrollment Rate for High School ... ...Read More>>

Area & Population HOT

The tiny city of Sanya occupies approximately 1,915 square kilometers of land in the southern tip of the Hainan Province. Its coastline stretches over 258.65 kilometers. The city's population is a little over 685,000, made up of 20 nationalities including Han, Li (188,000[2008]), Hui (9,000[2008]) and Miao (4,300[2008]) people. Among the ... ...Read More>>

Location and Climate HOT

Often called the "tail of the dragon", Sanya sits at the far southern tip of Hainan Province. It has a hot, humid tropical monsoon climate with an average July maximum temperature of 33C (91F). Typhoons are common during June and July. City officials will often clear the area of visitors if a typhoon is forecast, but visitors should ... ...Read More>>

Sanya Transport - Bus HOT

The small city of Sanya has few bus lines, but they do manage to span the entire city. Buses operate from 6:00-23:00 and bus fares range from 1-4 RMB. The Dadonghai Station to Civil Aviation Station (Minhang Zhan) line is probably the most useful. The network opens at 6:00, winding down by midnight. There are two tourist routes from Daxiao ... ...Read More>>

Sanya Transport - Boat HOT

Ferries are a picturesque way to travel between the city of Sanya and Guangzhou, Beihai and Haian and tickets are easily obtained as they do not need to be booked in advance. The ferries do not run during bad weather, which means that between June and October when the weather is volatile, visitors should not rely on using them. #this_tab ... ...Read More>>

Sanya Nightlife HOT

Sanya's nightlife scene isn't known for its sophistication. After a very late start, this newborn industry seems to overcompensate with a whirl of blinding lighting and by-the-bottle liquor. Unless low-key resort lounges are your ideal party location, ...... Read More>>

Sanya Shopping Areas HOT

Tourism Product Street 旅游产品一条街 This is the best place to buy local products. The street is dotted with many craft shops and much more. You can buy Hainan specialties here, such as seashell, crystal art crafts, and much more. Add: on the north entry ...... Read More>>

Sanya Food Streets HOT

Sanya Waimao Road Food Street 三亚外贸路美食街 Hainan seafood, Lanzhou stretched noodles, various morsels from Northeastern China and much more can be found in this one delicious location. Get a real feel for the dietary differences between China’s ...... Read More>>

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