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China to delay planned opening of controversial flight route

China to delay planned opening of controversial flight route

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) China has agreed to delay the planned opening on March 5 of its new flight route that hugs the median line of the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) said Monday. The CAA said it has reached an initial consensus with China to delay the implementation of the north-south M503 flight route and three east-west routes -- W121, W122 and W123 -- that are connected to the M503 route. Taiwan has voiced opposition to the new routes, announced unilaterally by China in January, because of fears they could compromise aviation safety in the region and infringe on the country's sovereignty. (By Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-17 08:01 GMT+08:00