In April 2018, the Central Government decided to support the construction of Hainan Pilot Free Trade Zone, the construction of which requires the promotion of the appropriate administrative power. In order to promote the development of free trade zone, this paper takes the national strategy and the economic and social development into consideration in the adjustment of administrative division. The perspective of national strategic focuses on the characteristics of Hainan Pilot Free Trade Zone and its requirements for the adjustment of administrative divisions. The factor of economic and social development is analyzed by calculating the management extent of cities and counties and the level of urbanization management in Hainan Province. Overall, Hainan Pilot Free trade Zone Construction is more market-oriented, standardized and internationalized. And for the adjustment of administrative divisions in Hainan Province, this paper suggests that a unified management committee should be set up within the functional groups to promote the coordinated development of the groups. Counties that are more developed shall be established as county-level cities in time, and the extent of management of some counties and cities shall be appropriately reduced.
Regional Economic Review
Pilot Free Trade Area