Boris visits Hong Kong airport

Boris Johnson has taken a tour of Hong Kong International Airport as part of week long visit to China to promote trade between the far east and London.

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Boris Johnson takes a tour of Hong Kong Airport

Boris Johnson has called on the Government to follow the example of Hong Kong and overcome their doubts about building a new airport to the east of London.

Hong Kong's airport took six years to build Credit: PA Wire

Hong Kong's Chep Lap Kok airport is built on land reclaimed from the sea - much like the Mayor's plans for a so-called "Boris island" - and replaced the old airport which was situated in an urban area with no room for expansion.

The airport was built using expertise from British designers Credit: PA Wire

Boris Johnson claimed the situation bore a resemblance to the one currently facing Britain with Heathrow expansion a controversial and, according to the Mayor, unworkable option.

Hong Kong international has become the world's third biggest international airport Credit: PA Wire

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