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Hainan Dao

A group of 'Red Tourists' fly a communist flag as they perform a parade during a visit to a former Red Army settlement near the city of Qionghai.

China

All-female army unit lures 'red' tourists

Sitting between two of her sons, frail and wrinkled Pan Xianying does not at first glance look like a tourist attraction.

China

Chinese paradise: surf's up in Sanya

Hainan sun rise

Beaches and resorts fringe a rainforest hinterland on Hainan, a laidback tropical getaway south of Hong Kong, writes Rachel Browne.

China

Island life at high speed

Hainan Island

Mark Juddery discovers clean air, white beaches and a fast train on Hainan in the South China Sea.

China

Now it's Hainan Five-O

Wave of tourism ... Yalong Bay beach.

The Hawaii of the East has become a magnet for a growing middle-class, writes Ardyn Bernoth.

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Teen survives stowaway flight drama

Rough around the edges ... Hawaiian Airlines.

4:27pm | The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

US Supreme Court: Airline can drop annoying frequent flier

1:23pm | The US Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday that an airline had the right to dump a frequent flier who complained too much.

New Zealand lifts visa ban on Nigella Lawson

10:06am | Nigella Lawson has been granted special permission to work in New Zealand after being blocked from travelling to the United States for using cocaine.

Chhatrapati Shivaji International: Mumbai's new T2 airport terminal doubles as art museum

8:54am | Travellers passing through the new T2 at Mumbai Airport can enjoy a bit of art while they wait for their flight.

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