Beijing Airport Bomber Sentenced to Six Years (Updated)

South China Morning Post’s Patrick Boehler reports the sentencing of petitioner Ji Zhongxing to six years in prison for causing an explosion at Beijing International Airport in July. The wheelchair-bound petitioner was...

Can Airport Investment Clear the Runway for Growth?

China’s 12th Five Year Plan (2011-2015) has identified infrastructure development as essential for maintaining economic growth, and under it local governments will be footing the bill for airport renovations, expansions...

Hutong Economics: This Old House

Evan Osnos’ latest Letter from China in The New Yorker explains the often short-term thinking behind much of China’s development, in contrast with the long view often discerned behind some grander projects. In his...

Beijing’s Second Airport Due October 2017

A new airport serving Beijing should be completed by October 2017, according to China Daily: The new airport, which is likely to be approved within the year, will probably have eight runways for civilian use and a ninth for...

Chinese Entrepreneur Confirms German Airport Purchase – Dai Yan

From China Daily: Pang Yuliang, an entrepreneur from Central China’s Henan Province and chairman of LinkGlobal Logistics Co, said yesterday he would officially acquire the Parchim Airport in northern Germany at a cost of 1 billion yuan (US$130 million) on July 5, making himself the first Chinese to buy a European airport. Pang and the […]

Airport Adopts New Security Rule On Liquid – Xin Dingding

From China Daily: Passengers taking international flights from the Beijing Capital International Airport during the May Day holiday should arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before departure because of extended security checks. A new rule starts today, limiting passengers to carrying no more than 1 liter of liquid in their hand luggage. The […]



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