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  1. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... to push the refreshment trolley up and down the aisle of the lone Boeing 737 that comprised his startup airline. Today, based on the tropical island of Hainan, he controls a fleet of 483 planes- ... and persuaded George Soros to invest US$25 million in his fledgling Hainan Airlines. Since then, backed by the Soros imprimatur, he has ridden the boom that transformed balmy, coconut palm-fringed ...

  2. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Hainan officials say no to casinos

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Hainan officials say no to casinos The balmy holiday island of Hainan, long touted as a place where the mainland could liberalise gambling, will not permit casinos, officials said this week. The decision may dampen investment appetite from international and national developers betting on stellar profits in the southern province. Luo Baoming, Hainan's Communist Party ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Two dead after Typhoon Son-Tinh hits Vietnam

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 10:20am by AFP

    ... floods and landslides. In China’s southern province of Hainan, one person was killed, five are missing and about 126,000 were evacuated from their homes because of the storm, the official Xinhua ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Hainan's clean air lures homebuyers

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Residents of polluted mainland cities are snapping up holiday homes on the island to enjoy its beaches, weather and clean air Hainan's clean air lures homebuyers ... in Sanya on Hainan, a tropical island in the South China Sea that has been compared to Hawaii because of its sandy beaches and balmy weather. It also has some of China's cleanest air. ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Sun sea & cement: Hainan

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 11:00pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg When it comes to tropical paradises, Hainan may not exactly tick everyone's boxes but, as Cecilie Gamst Berg discovers, the island province has its fair share ... it up and clean it off? Yuck. LOL," will say the few people I'll be able to tell this story to when I return from a 10-day tour of Hainan Island. These people, though, clearly ...

  6. News - China

    Hainan coverup as Sanya cracks down on nude sunbathers

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 12:34pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Police in the resort city of Sanya on Hainan island have stepped up their efforts to crack down on nude sunbathing and swimming on the public beaches after the leader of the province waded into the campaign. The communist party chief of Hainan province condemned nude sunbathing as “un-Chinese, anti-tradition and uncivilised” after it was banned on one ...

  7. Hainan Airport takes control of rival

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Hainan International Airport has finally taken control of its rival, Sanya Phoenix Airport, by buying a controlling stake in the company that owns Sanya Airport. Hainan International yesterday agreed to pay 2.2 billion yuan (HK$2.5 billion) for 54.5 per cent of HNA Airport Holding (Group), which is controlled by HNA Group, the parent of both Hainan International ...

  8. China's crackdown on idle sites continues

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... to force developers to turn their sites into housing projects to increase supply, he said. The provinces of Hainan and Jiangsu and the cities of Beijing and Guangzhou have the most unused land, ... to decisions made by the developers, which included China Resources Land and New World China, the report said. Guangzhou has 54 idle sites and Hainan has 77, mainly in Haikou and Sanya; Jiangsu ...

  9. Ambitious Hainan 'ugly and tasteless'

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Peggy Sito in Sanya and Sandy Li Hainan faces significant obstacles in its drive to become the international holiday Mecca that Beijing has planned, according to government officials, ... Andara, on the island of Phuket in Thailand. Shopping facilities in Hainan were also primitive because the island had not yet developed the high-end tourist market, he said. According to a State ...

  10. Beijing government buys into HNA airline

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So HNA Group has joined forces with the Beijing municipal government to cash in on the robust air traffic demand between the capital and Hainan Island, which has been earmarked ... the State Council announced a plan to transform Hainan into a world-class tourist destination in the next decade. Among the proposals are a cruise ship terminal and centres for yachting, golf ...




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