China’s Free Trade Mecca | 101 East

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Hainan – a tropical island in the country’s south, known as the “Hawaii of China” – is a playground for the rich and a sought-after destination for retirees.

Once dominated by sleepy fishing villages, it’s undergoing a rapid transformation, with new marinas for luxury yachts, five-star resorts and duty-free shopping.

After pro-democracy protests engulfed Hong Kong, Beijing has embarked on an ambitious campaign to draw tourists and foreign companies to Hainan. But not everyone is putting out the welcome mat. Fishers fear they’ll lose their livelihoods amid the push for development. 101 East travels to Hainan to investigate.

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