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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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'Devastatingly depressing' vision of aviation in the UK

The Chinese authorities have clearly figured out that aviation is absolutely key to economic growth and they are building a legion of mega-airports that will link them to every market in the world.

It is hugely impressive yet also devastatingly depressing when you consider that, as long as the vision for aviation in the UK remains steadfastly wedded to Heathrow or a make do solution, we will not be able to access many of the mega-airports opening here or in the many other dynamic economies building new airfields around the globe.

The people of Hong Kong overcame their doubts and delivered a fantastic hub airport at Chep Lap Kok that has since turbo-charged their prosperity and economic success.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

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