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Hainan, 'China's Hawaii,' falls short of its nickname

Xi Jinping's wish for a globally renowned resort bogs down on the local level

BEIJING -- The development of China's Hainan Island as an "international resort," as ordered by President Xi Jinping, is coming up against reality.

Known as "China's Hawaii," Hainan boasts crystal clear waters, year-round warm weather and white-sand beaches.

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