The digital economy will be the leading factor in creating the international headquarters of the digital economy and the international offshore base of innovation and entrepreneurship on Hainan Island.
Ma Liang, deputy general manager of investment company Hainan Fuxingcheng Industrial Park Investment Management, Ltd., said that as a key demonstration base of innovation and Internet + entrepreneurship and the Internet industry cluster in Hainan, there are currently a total of 771 registered businesses in the Fuxing and Pioneer Park Internet innovation networks, including Alibaba, Ant Financial, Puhua.
In the first half of this year, the Internet industry in our province continued to maintain a good development trend. In the first six months, the province's Internet industry achieved operating income of more than 31.053 billion yuan, an increase of 28.81% over the same period in 2018.
According to industry classification, network technology industry revenue amounted to 20.893 billion yuan, an increase of 50.49%; wholesale and retail sales of related equipment and products by 1.089 billion yuan also increased by 32.05%.
In recent years, with the support of the provincial party committee and the provincial government, the provincial Internet industry has shown a good momentum of development, especially after last year the provincial Internet industry opened up great opportunities for development.
It is worth noting that the Internet industry in our province has grown rapidly thanks to the continuous improvement of leading enterprises and industrial sites. Last year, domestic Internet giants such as Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu signed an in-depth cooperation agreement with the provincial government to increase their investment in Hainan. Using the example of Jingdong in April 2018, the regional headquarters of Jingdong Trade was located in Sanya, and in the first half of 2019, the company's revenue from e-commerce achieved rapid growth, exceeding 3 billion yuan.
In June of this year, the 2019 World Esports Leadership Summit and the Tencent annual eSports Conference also decided to move to Hainan for the first time. As an important part of the conference, Tencent E-sports will help Hainan accelerate the construction of an international e-sports port and count on the construction of a free trade zone in Hainan. Advantage of Tencent's innovative self-trading port policy and environmental resources for e-sports with Hainan Ecological Software Park as an industrial vehicle to create a new ecology for the e-sports industry.
In mid-July of this year, the iSchool Weicheng Future School, which was built by the Hainan Ecological Software Park with an investment of 2 billion yuan, was also open for the first group of students on schedule.
The relevant person in charge of the provincial department of industry and information technology said that the department, together with Hainan Mobile, accelerated the development of the international submarine cable construction project and the feasibility study of the Hainan international information hub - China Mobile Group began construction of the Hainan-Hong Kong international submarine cable.
The person in charge stated that in the second half of 2019, the provincial department of industry and information technology will continue to do well in connecting and providing services to parks and Internet industry enterprises, and will also strive to contribute to the rapid growth of the Internet industry.