Air China Says Historic First Regular Flights Between Beijing And Taiwan To Begin July 4

From AP:

The first regularly scheduled flights in six decades linking China’s mainland with Taiwan will begin July 4, state-owned Air China said Tuesday.

The flights are part of a warming in relations between China and Taiwan, which split in 1949 amid civil war. The communist mainland claims the island as part of its territory and has threatened to attack.

The weekend flights will link Beijing with Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, and southern port of Kaohsiung, said.

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June 24, 2008 5:32 AM
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