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29Oct92 HONG KONG: CLASH WITH CHINA EXPECTED OVER AIRPORT PLAN.

Hong Kong is set for a head-on clash with China over its £8,000 million airport plan following a frosty four-day visit to Beijing last week by the colony's governor Chris Patten.China threatened to tear up all construction and financing contracts if Hong Kong built the airport without its agreement. It also said it would refuse to allow flights through its airspace.The menacing war of words is the clearest indication so far that China is willing to do almost anything to prevent ...

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