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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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