Hainan: China’s new ‘free-trade port’ – SCMP Series

1. Hainan sets sights on China’s medical tourists
As part of its Hainan free-trade port plan, China is rolling out a host of preferential policies to help the island capitalise on the growing medical tourism market.
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2. Will China’s Hainan duty-free mecca boost spending at home?
Reinvigorating Hainan’s shopping centres and slashing duty-free limits on the island are part of a plan by China to tempt its army of shopping tourists to spend at home.
3. Questions linger over China’s Hainan free-trade hub
Some investors and locals in Hainan are taking a wait-and-see approach towards a new free-trade port plan, wary Beijing’s promises may not translate into real rewards.
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