Boao Town in Hainan, China. Picture: Xinhua Boao Town in Hainan, China. Picture: Xinhua
Boao Town in Hainan, China. Picture: Xinhua
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How Hainan could become a golden egg at China’s feet

Once used to exile officials that had fallen out of imperial favour, President Xi Jinping has earmarked the tropical island for a renewal of fortunes

Boao Town in Hainan, China. Picture: Xinhua Boao Town in Hainan, China. Picture: Xinhua
Boao Town in Hainan, China. Picture: Xinhua
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.