China will present the double-gender FIVB Qinzhou 3-Star Open on Oct. 11-15. This will be the second event on the 2017 portion of the calendar for the 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. It will be the first time that Qinzhou has hosted a FIVB World Tour event. Overall, China has hosted 61 total FIVB World Tour events

With a history of over 1,400 years, Qinzhou is a modern coastal city Guangxi Province of China, and acts as the most convenient access of Southwest China to the sea.

Qinzhou is a prefecture-level city in Guangxi, China, lying on the Gulf of Tonkin and having an urban population of 433,000 and a metropolitan area population of over 3.5 million people.

The area originally belonged to Guangdong and was transferred to Guangxi in 1965. The city was originally a county Qinxian. From the beginning of the present era, Qinzhou was for many centuries the center of Chinese overland trade with Indo-China.

Despite its latitude and location on the Gulf of Tonkin coast, Qinzhou has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters, and long, hot and humid summers. Winter begins dry and rather sunny but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier.