China imposes an indefinite lockdown of the beach resort of Sanya — confining some 25,000 vacationers to their hotels — and lockdowns in four other cities in Hainan province.
The third and final module is scheduled to dock in October, and Tiangong — which should have a lifespan of at least 10 years — is expected to become fully operational by the end of 2022.
Pressure is growing on the HNA conglomerate after a debt-fuelled $50 billion buying spree that has seen its credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor's.
The provincial meteorological bureau says the typhoon was expected to be "the most powerful and destructive to land in Hainan in a decade."
China accuses Indonesia of injuring fisherman, charges the latter has denied.
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