Excessive real estate development and severe land reclamation in South China’s Hainan Province have eroded local coastlines and damaged the marine ecology, reported the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Saturday [23 December 2017]. The MEP criticized some cities on the tropical island for ignoring environmental protection while relying heavily on real estate for economic development…Full Article: The Global Times Dec 2017

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  • According to a China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ocean Flower Island project in Danzhou, northwestern Hainan Island, has damaged large sections of coral reef, fish biodiversity, and a specie of pearl oysters.

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  • Under development by Shenzhen’s Evergrande Group, the Ocean Flower Island project is a tourist resort of artificial islands (one in the shape of a plum blossom) that is slated to be completed in 2020.

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