US investor Jim Rogers visited on January 8th the Hainan Global Fintech Innovation Summit and explored the possibilities of the island to become China’s Silicon Valley at Contact Hainan. “You have fabulous weather, you have a fabulous lifestyle in Hainan if you continue to open up, and make it easy for people to come here, Hainan probably will become the greatest place in China.”
“I’m always considering investing everywhere, especially in China, if I can find a good management in Hainan, smart people and they have a good idea, it doesn’t matter whether it’s agriculture, or soap, or technology, it depends on the people with a good idea”, he said.
Jim Rogers is also very interested in the construction of Hainan Free Trade Zone, he said: “Hainan has smart people, zone, it has everything you need, so does Shanghai, so does Shenzhen, if you can get all the smart people here, then you’ll be the Silicon Valley.”
Rogers also shared his suggestions for Hainan in terms of opening up and attracting talents.
“You have fabulous weather, you have a fabulous lifestyle in Hainan if you continue to open up, and make it easy for people to come here, Hainan probably will become the greatest place in China. The people I met in Hainan are very smart, so I have great expectations,” he said.
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