Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City on Hainan island. China’s plan to turn the island into a free-trade port might flout global trading rules, experts say. Photo: Xinhua
Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City on Hainan island. China’s plan to turn the island into a free-trade port might flout global trading rules, experts say. Photo: Xinhua

China’s massive Hainan free-trade port plan raises questions over global trading rules compliance, experts say

  • China’s plan to turn Hainan into a free-trade port may run counter to global trade and competition rules, experts say
  • Free-trade zones are common, but few are on the scale of Hainan, nor do they promise access to the world’s largest consumer market for select firms

Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City on Hainan island. China’s plan to turn the island into a free-trade port might flout global trading rules, experts say. Photo: Xinhua
Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City on Hainan island. China’s plan to turn the island into a free-trade port might flout global trading rules, experts say. Photo: Xinhua
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