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
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

Topic |   China economy
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
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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