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There have been a number of successful education, arts, and cultural exchanges between the two cities. In 2016 Darwin received an Award of Honor for exchanges and cooperation with China at the China International Friendship Cities Conference.

Signing 5 September 1990 in Darwin

Initial investigations for a sister city affiliation with a city in the People's Republic of China began in February 1987 through Lord Mayor Alec Fong Lim, the Australian-China Friendship Society, and Council's then Sister City Management Committee. Based on the historical links between Darwin and Haikou, with the assistance of the Australian and Chinese Ambassadors, the Friendship Associations, and the Chung Wah Society.

There have been a number of successful education, arts, and cultural exchanges between the two cities. In 2016 Darwin received an Award of Honor for exchanges and cooperation with China at the China International Friendship Cities Conference.

Currently, the Haikou Sister City Advisory Committee is developing a Digital Art Pilot Project, Urban Landscapes: Past As Present, and has engaged award-winning artist Naina Sen to explore ways that Haikou and Darwin can share stories via digital media.

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