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  • Oct 23, 2014
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Hainan developer shut over graft

A Hainan -based property developer worth 10 billion yuan (HK$12.4 billion) has shut down amid investigations into bribery, land hoarding and illegal construction, mainland media have reported.

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012, 12:00am

Islands to become tourist zone

Mainland authorities said holidaymakers would be allowed to travel to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea by end of this year, in a plan that could add another irritant to Beijing's maritime tensions with Vietnam and other neighbours.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hainan ramps up projects to boost tourism

Hainan yesterday signed deals for projects worth 17 billion yuan (HK$21billion) as part of the island's continuing efforts to fashion itself as an international tourist spot.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Hainan seeks multilingual talent

Hainan Island, known as the 'Hawaii of the East', makes for a perfect high-end tourism destination for domestic and international holidaymakers. It's also set to become a golfing paradise, with Mission Hills Group having invested a total of 7 billion yuan (HK$8.6 billion) in developing its golfing resort on the island over the past three years.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Clear opportunity to improve the air

Sniff the air and scan the skies and you'll easily get an idea of how severe the air pollution is at any given time. But the best gauge of the effectiveness over time of a government's policies is data collected scientifically. The more specific the information, the better understanding there will be of the efforts under way and what more needs doing to make improvements.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Machete-wielding gang attacks students

Thirteen vocational school students in Hainan were attacked by a machete-wielding gang in their dormitory early yesterday after earlier getting involved in an argument with some villagers, Xinhua reported.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Sorenstam eyes farewell win

In the twilight of her illustrious career, Annika Sorenstam has her sights set on a farewell victory at the US$1.8 million Grand China Air LPGA, the first official LPGA tournament in China that gets under way at the Hainan West Coast Golf Club in Haikou today. Sorenstam (pictured) comes to China as part of her final season before 'stepping away' from competitive golf.

24 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic torch relay rides wave of patriotism

As millions of residents poured on to the streets of cities on Hainan Island and in Guangdong to cheer the passing of the Olympic flame this week, the show of patriotism was reminiscent of the mainland's revolutionary past.

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Chairman accused of embezzling 10m yuan for gambling

The chairman of a state-owned enterprise in Hainan province has been arrested for embezzling more than 10 million yuan in public funds, Xinhua reported, quoting prosecutors in Haikou .

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Big deal

If you're looking for a short break at short notice, Westminster Travel is running a two-night package to Haikou on Hainan Island, with accommodation at the Sheraton Haikou Resort (sheraton.com), from HK$1,950 per person, twin share. This price gets you a Garden Room, which can be upgraded to an Ocean Room or an Ocean Suite for a package price of HK$2,090 or HK$2,850 respectively.

19 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Whistleblower compensated

A man wrongfully jailed in Hainan over allegations that a mainland pharmaceutical giant colluded with the drug regulator has received a payout, but his lawyer said the injustice had yet to be addressed.

24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

New World China to expand in mainland

New World China, the mainland property arm of New World Development, plans to more than double the size of completed projects in the mainland in two years to benefit from rising home prices.

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Matchmaking boss jailed for 13 years

A court in Hainan province has jailed the mastermind of one of the mainland's largest matchmaking scams for 13 years after clients were cheated out of 1.4 million yuan in service fees.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Asian Tour forced to cancel event over licence

The Asian Tour has been forced to cancel next week's Haikou Open-Hainan Airlines Cup in China, said its chief executive Louis Martin.

Martin said yesterday that this was a huge disappointment as the event's main sponsors and venue, the West Coast Golf Club, were all geared up to host the inaugural US$250,000 tournament on Hainan island.

13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the story 'Hainan eyes Hong Kong food market' on A4 yesterday, Wang Fuyu was incorrectly identified as Haikou provincial party deputy secretary. He is party secretary of Haikou city and deputy secretary of the Hainan provincial Communist Party committee.

8 Jul 2004 - 12:00am