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China’s Surprising Tropical Resort : Development is slowly luring tourists back to the beaches of Hainan Island.

HAINAN ISLAND, China — As the 40-minute flight from Guangzhou cut through the clouds and began its descent to Haikou Airport, at the northern tip of Hainan Island, we could see new high-rises protruding over rice fields and tumbledown shacks. Lush fields and ribbons of beach lined both sides of the small city below. We [...]