The coastal town of Boao in south China's Hainan Province. Hainan hopes to benefit from a new plan to increase its attraction to foreign tourists. Photo: Xinhua/Yang Guanyu

US among 59 countries granted visa-free access to China’s resort island Hainan ... but who’s missing?

The move, adding to a state programme to spur water sports and horse racing announced earlier, seeks to remake Hainan from a backwater into “Asia’s Hawaii”, analysts said

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The coastal town of Boao in south China's Hainan Province. Hainan hopes to benefit from a new plan to increase its attraction to foreign tourists. Photo: Xinhua/Yang Guanyu
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Jane Li

Jane Li

Jane Li is a reporter covering China’s economy and social trends. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in journalism. Prior to SCMP, she worked for Bloomberg Businessweek and her stories have featured in MSNBC, Quartz and the Financial Times’ Chinese site.