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  1. Has the sun set on paradise island?

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... SHI JIANGTAO All is not well in the mainland's tropical paradise of Hainan. Traditionally a prime holiday destination, the island has used its beautiful sandy beaches to anchor an economy built on tourism. But with other mainland provinces and Southe ...

  2. Tourism holds key to growth

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan While the travel industry in Sanya generally performed well last year, with an increase of about 15 per cent in overnight visitors and tourism revenue, the government and the private sector are seeking ways to boost business, as indications are ...

  3. Guangdong's GDP up, but profits suffer

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang The profitability of Guangdong businesses dropped off significantly in the first half of the year but the region's gross domestic product continued to rise at a steady clip, according to preliminary data released on Wednesday. Between Jan ...

  4. Foreign airlines offered Hainan Island gateway

    Posted Feb 25th 2004, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Carriers will be given access to second-tier mainland cities so long as they first make a stopover in the southern province China's aviation regulator has announced that it will give foreign carriers access to second-tier cities on the m ...

  5. Agile buys Hainan plot rights in resorts push

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Agile Property Holdings, a Guangdong developer of large-scale residential projects, has bought the rights to build on 12 plots in Hainan province for about one billion yuan in its first move to expand into the resorts business. Agile said it inte ...

  6. Hainan rail link officials face trial for corruption

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Five former officials of a company that built the first direct rail-ferry service linking Hainan island and Guangdong have gone on trial for accepting bribes and embezzling money. Tang Jianwei, former general manager of the Guangdong-Hainan Railw ...

  7. 10-year-old girl swims to Hainan

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 10-year-old Beijing girl has swum the Qiongzhou channel between Guangdong and Hainan, making her possibly the youngest cross-strait long-distance swimmer in the world. Wang Yiyan entered the water at 6am on Monday in Xuwen county, on the northern side o ...


    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... FROM SEZ TO STZ 1988 Formation of Hainan province and designation as special economic zone (SEZ) 1989 Hainan government Liang Xiang sacked after one year in office for alleged corruption 1992 President Deng Xiaoping visits Hainan, sparking a two-year spec ...

  9. Agile looks to boost land bank by 45pc

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Agile Property Holdings aims to expand its land bank by 45 per cent this year despite the mainland government's measures to cool the overheated real estate market. Agile, which develops large-scale projects in Guangdong, said it aimed to ...

  10. Navy jet 'exploded in mid-air'

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Wenchang, Hainan A villager who saw a military aircraft crash in northeast Hainan said yesterday the plane exploded in mid-air before wreckage rained down on a field of pepper trees. Fu Tiecun- one of the few in the southern island provi ...




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