Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping centre in Sanya City in China’s Hainan Province. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping centre in Sanya City in China’s Hainan Province. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Hainan sees surge in coronavirus-related binge shopping as pandemic kills overseas travel

  • Since Beijing outlined plans to turn Hainan into a free-trade port, Chinese have flocked to the island to buy duty-free goods
  • China’s government has started to eliminate tariffs throughout the island and it now accounts for 25 per cent of the duty-free market

Topic |   China economy
Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping centre in Sanya City in China’s Hainan Province. Photo: Xinhua
Tourists shop at a duty-free shopping centre in Sanya City in China’s Hainan Province. Photo: Xinhua
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