17 June 2019
A western luxury hotel brand is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a Chinese People’s Liberation Army-controlled launch site. The space industry in China has generally been not so commercial, not so western, and pretty much austere. To envision an iconic American brand benefiting from the construction of such a launch site is counterintuitive. And yet, on Hainan Island, such an unlikely scenario has played out at China’s fourth launch site, Wenchang.
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