Tag: Hainan

Businessman Stuck in Hainan COVID-19 Lockdown Says Island’s Governance ‘Very Poor’

Mr. Lin and his family were hoping for a nice family holiday together but are now stuck in the Chinese regime’s lockdown in what has been a confronting trip. Travelling from Chengdu, a city in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province, Lin (a pseudonym) traveled to Hainan, China’s most southern province, for business, while his wife and his child chose to accompanied…


More Chinese Cities Locked Down Under Strict ‘Zero-COVID’ Measures

China has put several cities across the country and tens of millions of residents under new lockdowns, including the world’s largest wholesale hub and port cities. Many travelers are now stranded and struggling for food, production orders have been cancelled, and businesses are closing under the Chinese regime’s strict “zero-COVID” measures. According to Chinese media,…


80,000 Tourists Stranded in Hainan as COVID-19 Sweeps China’s Resort Island

Chinese authorities locked down at least nine cities on the tourist island of Hainan on Aug. 8 as a COVID-19 outbreak was detected. Over 80,000 tourists and six professional soccer teams are unable to leave the far southern province and are facing higher hotel rates. The lockdown has left the streets of Hainan’s capital, Haikou,…


80,000 Stranded on Vacation: China’s Top Tourist Destination on Lockdown; Gordon Chang on Taiwan

China’s latest draconian lockdown hits Hainan Province, stranding 80,000 people on vacation. In the vacation town of Sanya, tourists are paying thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for a “forced lockdown order.” Plus, I speak with Gordon Chang about the latest in the U.S.–China match over Taiwan. Click the “Save” button below the video to access it…


Reports of Depositor Accounts Being Frozen, as China’s Banking Crisis Spreads

Bank depositors in several Chinese provinces have reported their bank and credit accounts have been frozen, actions seen as being related to bank runs in Henan and a nationwide mortgage boycott. Experts say this all indicates that China’s economy is in a very precarious state. Mainland Chinese media Securities Daily reported on July 18 that…


China Legislates to Transform a Province Into Free Trade Hub, Wants to Protect Military Bases: Economist

The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) passed a law to change its far southern province, Hainan, into a gigantic free trade port (FTP). But an economist pointed out that the actual intent behind creating the FTP (areas with little to no tax to encourage economic activity) may be to protect military bases. “The intention should include…


After Crippling Hong Kong, Beijing Wants to Turn Hainan Island Into a Free Trade Port

In June last year, while pushing its national security law in Hong Kong, China announced a master plan to build Hainan, the country’s southern island province, into a free trade port by 2025. Local authorities released a progress report recently, claiming that the institutional framework of a free trade port system has been “basically established,”…