Chinese President Xi Jinping has high hopes for Hainan, which may be selected to host one of the country’s new free-trade ports. Photo: AP

Can President Xi Jinping succeed in ‘China’s Hawaii’ where Deng Xiaoping failed?

Amid a growing trade dispute with the US, Xi will be keen to use the Boao Forum for Asia to reassure the world that China remains open for business

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has high hopes for Hainan, which may be selected to host one of the country’s new free-trade ports. Photo: AP
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