Truly direct scheduled flights across the Taiwan Strait finally began yesterday when China Eastern Airlines inaugurated its Shanghai-Taipei service. Cross-strait flights have occurred intermittently and infrequently since 2003, typically during peak leisure travel periods such as the Chinese New Year. Weekend cross-strait flights began in July, but yesterday's was the first that was not required to fly through Hong Kong airspace rather than directly across the Taiwan Strait. CAAC Minister Li ...

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