HONG KONG (AP) - Britain and China reopened talks June 4 on a U.S $10.6 billion
airport for Hong Kong after a seven-month break caused by friction over the transfer
of the colony to Chinese rule.
The negotiators gave no indication whether they made progress on financing the ambitious
Chek Lap airport plan. But Hong Kong's ATV-World television said the Chinese were
believed to have approved H.K. $564 million (U.S. $73 million) to finance the provisional
airport authority which oversees the project.
"Both sides need to keep talking," said Chinese negotiator Guo Fengmin.