Hainan’s Communist Party of China chief, Wei Liucheng, has said about plans to develop Hainan into an international tourist destination: "We are developing tourism, the economy and society only on our own territory and territorial waters, and I don’t think that will have an adverse impact on others."
He was commenting on reports that a Vietnamese official claimed the development in Hainan would affect Vietnam.
In reply he said, "China always regards its neighbors as friends and we will not harm the interests of other countries or people to fulfill our development."
China View reported that the Chinese government has announced a comprehensive plan to build Hainan into a top international tourist destination by 2020, including improvements to tourism infrastructure and the development of the service, logistics and financial sectors. Plus the addition of gambling, albeit on a modified scale.