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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    Shoppers' paradise on Hainan Island gives Hong Kong a run for its money

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 04:14am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Massive mall on Hainan is drawing away from city mainlanders keen to snap up luxury goods at duty-free prices while enjoying beach holiday The shoppers' paradise that is taking on HK He Huiying, a 27-year-old white-collar worker from Guangzhou, enjoyed the perfect vacation last month in Sanya on Hainan Island, where she whiled away the hours ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by TIMMY SUNG, Chris Luo, Mimi Lau

    ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong gets off relatively lightly, with squally rains and cancelled flights Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan Typhoon Kalmaegi slammed into southern China yesterday, causing floods and power failures and bringing regional air traffic to a standstill. After touching down in Wengtian township, Wenchang, in Hainan yesterday morning, Kalmaegi battered ...

  4. News - China - TYPHOON

    Typhoon Kalmaegi hits Hainan Island with 144km/h gusts as Guangdong braces for impact

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:37am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo and Agencies chris.luo@scmp.com Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in southern China’s Hainan Island on Tuesday morning and is expected to hit Guangdong province soon as local governments issued high-level emergency response alerts. China’s National Meteorological Centre said Kalmaegi hit the city of Wenchang in the northeast of Hainan at 9.40am with gusts of up to 144km/h. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the forum, which used to be hosted by the Boao Forum for Asia on Hainan Island, will be held in the city. The theme is China's response to the financial crisis. ICAC chief vows to heed report ...

  10. Pineapples reveal an island's tale of woe

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam in Haikou Buying a pineapple in Hainan reveals a lot about the island overall. Haikou trader Chen Huitong sells them at the fruit wholesale market for less than 2 yuan each, about a fifth of the price for imported produce from the Philippines. But the relatively low quality of the fruit means Hainan farmers make much less from their produce than those in other parts ...




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