HAINAN ACCUSED FOR OVERCHARGING

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(0131 CR M06)HAINAN ACCUSED FOR OVERCHARGINGDATELINE: Jan. 31, 2012LENGTH: 00:01:01CATEGORY: SOCIETYFILE VOSouthmost China's island province o f Hainan is one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially during the Chinese New Year holidays. However, this year, many tourists complained that they were overcharged.Hundreds of tourists have gone online to post their unhappiness with the overcharging and scammers on the island.Netizen Luo Di posted on his Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging site that a simple three dishes cost his friend 4,000 yuan (almost 700 U.S. dollars) at a restaurant in Sanya, a coastal city located at the southern tip of Hainan.Luo's post was forwarded over 40,000 times before he deleted it Sunday evening.The city's information office later responded that the seafood restaurant where Luo's friend dined has been asked to close until an investigation into its pricing practices has been completed.Local authorities also pledged to toughen regulations an
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