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Shanghai plans to develop its domestic airport into a major international hub – but insists it won’t “fall into vicious competition” with Shanghai Pudong International (PVG), the country’s biggest air cargo gateway.

This month, the Shanghai municipal government published a blueprint to develop Hongqiao International Airport (SHA), a 7,000 sq km site on the city’s western outskirts, connecting with neighboring Jiangsu province. The project, it said, would aid China’s “opening up” to the world and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta by creating a global central business district, international trade center and major transport hub, with plans to improve connectivity at both the airport and railway station.

Along with aviation, meetings and events is a key sector Hongqiao wants to develop. Read more at The Loadstar.