Annual Report on Global Islands 2019

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
Islands Economic Cooperation Forum
ANNUAL REPORT ON GLOBAL ISLANDS 2019

The Annual Report on Global Islands 2019 was published in July 2020 by Island Studies Press in partnership with the Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province.

Executive Editor-in-Chief is Dr. James (Jim) Randall, working with Editor Dr. Laurie Brinklow and Designer Joan Sinclair.

“The theme of this Annual Report, as well as the 2019 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Islands Economic Cooperation Forum, was to examine the role of international tourism and intermediary or producer services more generally for the sustainable development of islands. Given that Hainan is striving to become a centre for tourism and services with a global reach, this is a critically important local issue. Even with the recent concerns about health and travel, it is anticipated that international tourism and services will continue to be among the fastest-growing economic sectors, and will be especially important for islands. The significance of tourism and services is not just economic; there are also cultural, environmental, and political dimensions that are addressed in this edited collection with contributions
by some of the leading Island Studies researchers.”

James Randall, Executive Editor-in-Chief

Virtual Launch Event
The Annual Report on Global Islands 2019 was launched at a virtual event in September 2020 hosted by the Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province. The official launch video, produced by the Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province, is available to stream on the Institute of Island Studies YouTube Channel and features interviews with a number of the authors from the 2019 Annual Report (in English), as well as presentations and commentary in Chinese with English subtitles.

Watch videos from the Virtual Launch:


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I: A BACKGROUND TO ISLAND ECONOMIES

INTRODUCTION and Summary of the 2018 Boao Island Economic Cooperation Forum
James Randall
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Chapter 1: The state of island economies and development in 2019
James Randall and Adam Brimacombe
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

PART II: ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 2: Island tourism: On the edge of an industry
John Connell
University of Sydney

Chapter 3: Overtourism and undertourism: ICT in island development policy
Giovanni Ruggieri, Palermo University
Patrizia Calò, Observatory of Tourism for Island Economies
Koulla Orthodoxou, Observatory of Tourism for Island Economies

Chapter 4: Landscapes, peoplescapes, and mindscapes in island tourism
Alan A. Lew
Northern Arizona University, USA

Chapter 5: Tourism on small islands: The urgency for sustainability indicators
Joseph M. Cheer
Wakayama University, Japan

Chapter 6: Prospects for cruise tourism in the South China Sea given the trends in international cruise tourism
Huang Danying, Hainan University
Wang Sheng, Director General, Foreign Affairs Office, Hainan Province, P.R. China
Zhong Tianxiang, Director, Foreign Affairs Commission of CPC Hainan Provincial Committee/Foreign Affairs Office of Hainan Province, P.R. China

PART III: PRODUCER AND INTERMEDIATE SERVICES – ISLANDS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Chapter 7: Digitization of the orange economy as a driver of sustainable development
Barney Pacheco, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Camp
Marvin E. Pacheco, UWI-Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business

Chapter 8: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies as an economic development strategy for small island states and territories, with a particular focus on Malta
Mario Aloisio
University of Malta Junior College

Chapter 9: Accelerating the construction of the Hainan free trade port with trade in services as the leading driver
Chi Fulin
China Institute for Reform and Development

CONCLUSIONS: The future of Island Studies and Hainan
James Randall
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada


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