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TAKING FLIGHT: After a ceremonial opening on 2 July by China's President Jiang Zemin, with only passing mention to the contributions of Governors Chris Patten and Lord Wilson, Hong Kong's brand new £12bn international airport at Chek Lap Kok opened to the public on Monday. The move from 73 year old Kai Tak airport has been claimed to be the biggest peacetime logistical operation ever. Carried out in five phases, the most critical started around 6pm on Sunday at Kai Tak and was ...

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