Haikou, capital of the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, which is expected to be transformed into a world class free trade zone by next year. Photo: Xinhua

Why China is struggling to realise its dream of a Hainan hi-tech paradise

  • The southern tropical province is to be transformed into a digital free trade zone, but there is still much to be done
  • Officials struggle to meet the grand plan’s ambitious targets
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Haikou, capital of the southern Chinese island province of Hainan, which is expected to be transformed into a world class free trade zone by next year. Photo: Xinhua
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Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo

Kinling Lo is a China reporter covering diplomacy and society news for the Post. She joined the team in 2016 as a cadet reporter.