US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Chinese Minister of Civil Aviation Yang Yuanyuan this week officially signed the expanded aviation agreement reached in May. The deal more than doubles passenger flights between the nations by 2012 and removes all restrictions on cargo flights by 2011 (ATWOnline, May 24). Speaking at the signing ceremony in Seattle, Peters said, "Our goal is to make flying from places like Seattle to China as easy as flying to New York or Boston today." She added ...

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