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China approves second Beijing airport

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Chinese leaders have given final approval for a long-awaited new $11.2 billion international airport in Beijing to ease crushing congestion at the existing facility, official media said on Monday. 

A plane prepares to land at the Beijing Capital International Airport on September 4, 2012. Chinese leaders have given final approval for a new $11.2 billion international airport in Beijing to ease congestion at the existing facility, official media said on Monday.

The huge new airport south of the capital will have six runways for civilian aircraft and a seventh for military use, the China Daily said, citing CAAC News, a paper linked to the country's civil aviation administration.

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