Beijing airport

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...

Airport Bomber Wins Praise, Reinvestigation

Beijing airport bomber Ji Zhongxing is in custody in an undisclosed location following surgery to amputate his left hand, injured in Saturday’s blast. The explosion appears to have been a desperate protest after eight...

Links Between Airport Blast and Fruit Vendor’s Death

Posts from a now-deleted blog attributed to accused Beijing airport bomber Ji Zhongxing appear to explain his motive for the explosion: he had apparently struggled for years to win compensation after being beaten into paralysis...

Explosion Reported in Beijing Airport

Chinese state media are reporting that a man in a wheelchair was injured after setting off a homemade explosive device in Beijing’s international airport today. From the Guardian: The man detonated an apparently homemade...

Part of Beijing Airport Roof Takes Flight

Architects behind Beijing Airport’s flagship Terminal 3 have defended its design following severe wind damage to the building’s roof, and claimed that sub-standard materials are to blame. China Real Time Report sees...

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...

Qantas Loses Fight With Falun Gong Flight Attendant.

Sheridan Genrich, from Sydney’s Lane Cove, was demoted to a short-haul attendant after she was threatened by authorities during a 2008 stopover in Beijing and deported because of her spiritual beliefs. Please read the article in...

Former Beijing Airport Boss Executed in China

AP has details of recent high-profile corruption cases: On Friday, the former head of the company that runs airports in Beijing and more than 30 other Chinese cities was put to death after the People’s Supreme Court upheld...

Beijing Opens Massive Airport Terminal

A Los Angeles Times reporter describes the new Beijing airport: “It is two miles long, half a mile wide and expected to handle more passengers than any in the world. And it was built fast — in time for the Summer...

Sleeping Dragon Awakes — At World’s Newest Airport

Beijing’s new airport terminal has opened to much media acclaim. From The Age: The terminal, built by 50,000 workers in four years after 10 villages were flattened, will increase Beijing Airport’s annual capacity...



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