Friday, September 17, 2010

OUTR's Tom Harper visits Hainan Provence, China

This week I has been travelling around Hainan Provence in the South China Sea with the Australian Urban System cluster (AUS). Observations made in this area of rapid urban transformation is a place trying to construct itself into China's new tourist hot spot, a decision made by the central Chinese government. This is because of its tropical climate and to be honest, amazing scenery.  But as it goes it's literally out with the old and in with the new. Hainan transformation has been speeding up in the last three years with all high rise buildings and resorts emerging at a rapid rate. After flying into Haikou, the Provence governmental capital, I traveled down the east and south coast visiting along the way the government officials in Qiongahi, Wanning, Lingshui and last Sanya.