BEIJING— China said it sent two passenger planes on
Monday to pick up its citizens stranded in Cairo as anti-government
protests in Egypt show no sign of easing.
The website of the
official People's Daily newspaper said Air China and Hainan Airlines
have each sent an Airbus A330 plane to Cairo to evacuate Chinese
citizens. Each plane can carry about 250 passengers. The report said
there are more than 500 Chinese at the airport.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that China hopes normalcy and stability will be restored in Egypt soon.
notice on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Cairo said that China
has issued a travel warning and requested its citizens not to travel to
Egypt. It said embassy staff have been giving food and water to Chinese
at the airport.
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