INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SCOTTSDALE SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION
Haikou is now Scottsdale’s newest sister city. The mayors of the two cities signed a sister city agreement in Haikou on March 20, 2010.
Haikou is the capital of China’s island province of Hainan. It is located just south of mainland China in the South China Sea. Scottsdale and Haikou have many similarities. Both have extensive resort, spa and golf properties, are premier tourism cities and are warm weather destinations for winter visitors. Haikou is Scottsdale’s Gateway to China. The sister city relationship will be mutually beneficial to both cities with medical technology, educational, cultural and student exchanges under discussion.