Hainan is a tropical island at the southernmost of China, which has a land area of 35,400 square kilometers, a sea area of about 2 million square kilometers, and a population of about 9.5 million. It is China's second largest island after Taiwan.
Hainan Island is located at the junction of Asia and the Pacific Ocean, in the middle of Japan to Singapore. It is an important maritime transportation route connecting the two major water systems of the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, with unique geographical advantages.
With a total coastline of 1944.35 km, it has five natural deep-water ports, and is only about 111.12 km away from the main Eurasian international shipping channel. Hainan is backed on the China mainland with Qiongzhou Strait separated from Guangdong Leizhou peninsula. It faces the Pacific Ocean and the India ocean, and is adjacent to the important international markets such as Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Now great efforts have been put in building the international trade and shipping hub of the Pan South China Sea and vigorously promoting interconnection between the air and sea among the countries and regions along the "one belt along the way". At present, 45 international air routes and 370 domestic air routes have been opened. By a one hour flight from Hainan, one can reach Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao and China's Zhujiang River delta region. In two hours by flight, one can reach the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and China's Yangtze River delta region. In three hours by flight, one can reach Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Japan and China's Bohai Rim region. Southeast Asia's major commercial cities are within 4-5 hours of travel from Hainan, with its convenient transportation and superior geographical location.