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Aviation drives China airport building frenzy

Zhengzhou airport's expansion construction site in Zhengzhou, Henan province. Government planners estimate China's airports will increase to 240 by 2020 from around 200 today.


WHEN Mangshi opened its airport two decades ago, the small tropical city on China's border with Myanmar was served by few airlines. China's recent travel boom has changed that - seven carriers brought in more than one million visitors last year.

"We had a hard time