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Jul 05, 2018 06:12 PM
ECONOMY

Hainan Issues Rules for Development of Its Offshore Islands

The uninhabited Boundary Island in Sanya, Hainan province, has become a major tourist attraction because of its many rare animals and plants. Photo: VCG
The uninhabited Boundary Island in Sanya, Hainan province, has become a major tourist attraction because of its many rare animals and plants. Photo: VCG

Hainan province has published rules regulating the development of its offshore islands — part of its broader push to focus its economy on tourism and service industries.

The new rules, published Wednesday by the Hainan Provincial Oceanic and Fishery Department, stipulate that individuals and companies intending to develop projects on unpopulated islands must first file requests with it and urban planning departments.

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