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Home for autistic children built on China's resort island


A national-level therapy center for children with autistic disorders will soon open in China's southernmost resort island of Hainan.

Hainan's longer visa-free policy to entice tourists


China will introduce a new 30-day visa-waiver policy in Hainan for tourists from 59 countries starting May 1 to accelerate development of the tourism industry in the province, an immigration official announced.

New air routes could lift tourist numbers


The number of people travelling between the Chinese mainland and Ireland could increase by as much as 300 percent once the countries are linked by regular direct flights in June.

Tropical island on forefront of next phase of China's reform, opening-up


​China has decided to support Hainan in developing the whole island into a pilot free trade zone, and gradually exploring and steadily promoting the establishment of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics.

Hainan to be key pilot trade zone


President Xi Jinping has unveiled China's plan to build the whole of Hainan Island into a pilot international free-trade zone.

Hainan's infrastructure brings prosperity


China's reform and opening-up have brought life and prosperity to Hainan province and transformed it from a backward, remote island into one of the country's most open and dynamic regions over the 30 years since it became a province.

Sci-tech led island's trajectory of success


​Back in 1988, when Hainan island split from Guangdong province and became a province of its own, it was undeveloped. Its economy was dominated by low-productivity agriculture and fishing, which together generated half its GDP of 7.7 billion yuan ($1.1 billion).

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