Lonely Planet Writer

Hundreds of uninhabited islands for sale in China

China's Shandong province.
China’s Shandong province. Image by See-ming Lee / CC BY 2.0

Those with a dream of owning their own island may soon get the chance in China. More than 500 uninhabited islands in Shandong province will be sold for development. Buyers will receive ownership rights for 50 years and must develop the islands within two years. Development plans must adhere to sustainability and conservation principles set forth by the provincial government. Read more: wantchinatimes.com