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Hainan Island’s tourism boom is a prime example of how government efforts can shift economic growth toward service industries, but excess investment and capacity remain issues

4 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
omestic tourism is booming in China, with 4 billion trips in 2015 representing a 100 percent increase since 2010, and the pace of growth in Hainan has been even more rapid.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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