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China sends plane to evacuate citizens from Egypt

Egyptian Nobel Peace laureate and democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei arrives to address the crowd at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Sunday. Photo: AP.  

China says it will send a passenger plane to pick up its citizens stranded in Cairo as anti-government protests in Egypt show no sign of easing.

State broadcaster CCTV says Air China will send an Airbus A330 to Cairo on Monday to evacuate Chinese citizens. The report says the plane can carry 265 passengers and that 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.

A notice on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Cairo says that China has issued a travel warning and requested that its citizens not travel to Egypt. It said embassy staff have been providing food and water to stranded Chinese at the airport.


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