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Hainan

The physical area claimed by China as Hainan Province includes over 200 islands across the South China Sea.

Hainan Island is China’s largest Special Economic Zone.

Between 2009 and 2010, Hainan Island’s GDP grew by a staggering 25%.

Local Hainanese people speak dialects based on Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian languages.

Hainan Island is roughly the same size as Belgium.

Hainan Island is China’s largest producer of pineapples.

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Flying at 13,000m - Three archipelagos of islands

 

Flying at 1,000m - Hainan’s economic growth

 

Flying at ground level - The Hainanese culture

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