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Hainan Boao Lecheng Intl. Medical Zone 

Hainan Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone is a special medical zone in China that has been granted preferential policies and incentives  to create a world-class international medical destination and cluster for advanced medical treatment, rehabilitation, medical R&D, and technological innovation in China.

It offers a special fast-track approval procedure that makes it easier and quicker to register, sell, and import "Innovative" medical devices, drugs, and rehabilitation equipment in need by the hospitals in Hainan Boao Lecheng that are not registered in Mainland China. 

Criteria: 1) Product cannot have been registered in China but needs CE/FDA/PMDA approval, 2) Product shall be innovative and cannot be replaced by an already approved predicate in China, and 3) Product shall be used for a specific medical purpose at designated medical institution.​

​As of April 2024, 389 medical products have been approved by Hainan MPA for exclusive use in Hainan Boao Lecheng.

Moreover, it is the first place in China where it is possible to conduct Real-World Data (RWD) Studies of the use of medical devices and medicines imported under the fast-track approval procedure that can supplement the application for the NMPA registration which can accellerate the approval process to sell in all of China.​

​As of April 2024, 30 licensed medical devices and drugs have been included in the RWD Program in which 13 medical products have so far obtained an NMPA registration by using RWD studies at HBL.

Aerial Overview of Hainan Boao Lecheng


When fully developed, Hainan Boao Lecheng is planned to cover 21 km2 with a total of 3 km2 of constructed land. Total construction costs are estimated at RMB 100 billion (USD 16 billion)


Today, 25 hospitals / medical centers & 6 medical service centres are in operation with 3 new hospitals still to open in 2024, and ten more planned.  

When completed, it will provide 12,000 hospital beds, employ 28,500 medical personnel including 3,500 R&D staff, and by 2025 provide 1.5 million medical consultations per year. In 2023, a total of 300,000 medical tourists were welcomed.

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