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An island of southern China in the South China Sea, separated from Leizhou Peninsula by a narrow strait. It constitutes China's smallest province.
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(ˈhaɪˈnæn) or

Hainan Tao

(Placename) an island and province in the South China Sea, separated from the mainland of S China by the Hainan Strait: part of Guangdong province until 1988; mainland China's largest offshore island. Pop: 8 110 000 (2003 est). Area: 33 572 sq km (12 962 sq miles)
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an island in the South China Sea, separated from the mainland by Qiongzhou Strait: constitutes a province in S China. 7,110,000; 12,430 sq. mi. (32,200 sq. km). Cap.: Haikou.
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Air transport rating organization SKYTRAX has announced Hainan Airlines was named a SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline for the 9th consecutive year and ranked 7 among the Top 10 SKYTRAX carriers, the company said.
The Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, and the Hainan Provincial Government have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to further boost the economic and financial collaboration between China and the UAE via Hainan Free Trade Zone and ADGM's international financial centre and financial free zone.
PLANS are underway to give Hainan's tourism infrastructure and services a solid boost, with construction of highways and expressways to be started or completed this year, according to local authorities.
Key political and tourism entities from the Hainan Province in China and Dubai signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) this week at the Special Symposium on Tourism Exchange and Cooperation.
During the award ceremony, SKYTRAX chairman Edward Plaisted said while presenting the awards to HNA Group Chairman Chen Feng, 'Hainan Airlines is one of the world's fastest growing airlines.
Philippine passport holders have another place they can add to their travel list, as China allows visa-free entry to Hainan Island for 30 days starting May 1.
Summary: Beijing [China], April 15 (ANI): The China has aimed at making the free trade port system and operational mode of Hainan "more mature" by 2035.
Among China's mega-biodiversity, the family Gesneriaceae shows a diversification center in Southwest China, including Hainan Island (Li & Wang, 2005).