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A dinghy ferries people to fishing boats at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's palm-fringed island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.REUTERS/John Ruwitch

A dinghy ferries people to fishing boats at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's palm-fringed island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.REUTERS/John Ruwitch

A dinghy ferries people to fishing boats at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's palm-fringed island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.REUTERS/John Ruwitch
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Chinese fishing boats anchor at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Chinese fishing boats anchor at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Chinese fishing boats anchor at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch
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Boat 11202 cruises past in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.  REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Boat 11202 cruises past in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Boat 11202 cruises past in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch
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A man wearing a red face cover prepares to put on a hat as he repairs fishing nets at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's palm-fringed island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.    REUTERS/John Ruwitch

A man wearing a red face cover prepares to put on a hat as he repairs fishing nets at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's palm-fringed island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

A man wearing a red face cover prepares to put on a hat as he repairs fishing nets at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's palm-fringed island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch
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Windmills and a power plant can be seen in the distance as beachgoers watch sunset in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Windmills and a power plant can be seen in the distance as beachgoers watch sunset in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Windmills and a power plant can be seen in the distance as beachgoers watch sunset in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014. REUTERS/John Ruwitch
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A combination photo shows boat crew repairing fishing nets at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014 (top) and Fisherman Nguyen Van Dung tending to a fishing net on Ly Son island, in Vietnam's central Quang Ngai province July 1, 2014 (bottom)     REUTERS/John Ruwitch (Top) and Kham

A combination photo shows boat crew repairing fishing nets at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014 (top) and Fisherman Nguyen Van Dung tending to a fishing net on Ly Son island, in...more

A combination photo shows boat crew repairing fishing nets at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014 (top) and Fisherman Nguyen Van Dung tending to a fishing net on Ly Son island, in Vietnam's central Quang Ngai province July 1, 2014 (bottom) REUTERS/John Ruwitch (Top) and Kham
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