The island Of Hainan has declared strict neutrality and is a military free zone, defended by only a small but capable militia. This is backed by a white Oriental dragon named Bai Zhenzhu as she was later identified. All of the surrounding countries have respected the declaration of neutrality.
Hainan's main business it as a tourist getaway although it's open door policy of allowing everyone irrespective of race or ethnicity is free to enter and leave as they wish. Relaxed government involvement, strategic location and the free flow of people have turned Hainan into a major international espionage nexus although there is a gentlemans agreement for groups not to mess with each other on the island so as to not annoy the Bai Zhenzhu.
Sixth World in Hainan
Though things were not all roses for metahumans when they appeared in China (e.g. parents abandoning ork and troll children), due to cultural factors the Han Chinese were more easily able to accept the emergence of metahumans than people in Japan, India, the Middle East, or some of the more conservative regions and nations in the West (e.g. the Confederation of American States or Spain). The treatment of metahumans is generally likewise better than in most of the world, especially compared to the CAS, Japan, or the Middle East. This is reflected in the Chinese megacorp Wuxing, Inc., their criminal syndicates (Triads), and in both Daoism and Buddhism.
Magic was embraced by the Chinese relatively easily due to Daoism and Buddhism, and therefore its reintegration into Chinese society was far easier than it was in the Islamic nations or in most of the Catholic world. The Awakened are favored in Chinese society and the use of magic in society is greater than in the West as demonstrated by Wuxing, Inc., the state of Sichuan, the Triads, or Hong Kong.
This page forked from Wordman's The Sixth World: A geographical index to the world of Shadowrun
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