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1,848 Chinese brought home from Egypt

Updated: 2011-02-04 10:33


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Almost all Chinese travellers stranded in Egypt had returned home by planes sent by the government, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

A total of 1,848 Chinese, including those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, had been flown back by Thursday afternoon, the ministry said in a statement. The Chinese government has organized eight flights from four Chinese airline companies to Egypt since January 31.

The last two planes, belonging to China Eastern Airlines, returned to Beijing from Egypt Thursday, bringing back a total of 431 Chinese citizens, according to the ministry.


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