Led by Mr. Bao Jian, Executive Vice Mayor of the Sanya Municipal People’s Government, a Sanya government delegation arrived in Liverpool, UK, on August 19th, 2017 to participate in a series of events of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, which will start on August 20th.

The delegation’s first stop was the Sanya tourism-themed marquee at the Albert Dock. Mr. Bao said that the Sanya marquee serves as a window to showcase Sanya’s rich tourism resources, its beautiful natural scenery, and charming history and culture to global visitors at the Clipper Race Village.

A folk performance by Sanya’s Li People was given in front of the Sanya marquee. The performance attracted a large number of visitors, who were given souvenirs including handcrafts made of coconut shells and golf hats with Sanya’s logo. Mr. Bao also invited the visitors to visit Sanya and spend their vacations in this beautiful tropical seaside resort city.


At 6:00 p.m., the delegation attended a naming ceremony for the Sanya Serenity Coast boat at the Albert Dock. In a speech delivered at the ceremony, Mr. Bao Jian said that through Sanya’s participation in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, the city is seeking to show its determination to develop its own maritime sports and marine tourism industry. This industry will serve as the link over the ocean that will connect Sanya with the world.


Mr. Bao Jian also met with Mark Garnier, the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade. Mr. Garnier said that a British delegation will visit Sanya next February to seek more cooperation with the Sanya government.


The Sanya delegation will attend the grand setting-sail ceremony on August 20th to wish the Sanya Serenity Coast and its crew members well in the year-long round-the-world journey