Groundbreaking is set for October on a replacement for China's busiest airport, which serves this Pearl River industrial city of more than 6 million people. An opening of the New Baiyun International Airport--a working name--was officially set for early 2001 by provincial officials, but others say a late 2002 or early 2003 date is more realistic. The 19.48-billion-yuan ($2.34-billion) airport will be built on a 4,450-acre site about 17 mi. north of the downtown business district. ...

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