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China economic news in brief: Hong Kong, Yichang air link; Beijing foreign tourists; Guangdong water project

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BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The following are some China economic news items in brief:

CHINA OPENS AIR ROUTE LINKING HONG KONG TO THREE GORGES DAM AREA

China's Sichuan Airlines opened a new air route Saturday linking Hong Kong directly with the central China city of Yichang, where the Three Gorges Dam is located.

The airline offers two round-trips Tuesday and Saturday each week on Airbus 320s during peak seasons, the Chengdu-based airlines said in a statement.

The airline will shorten travel time to less than two hours between Hong Kong and the world's largest hydropower project, the company said.

The airlines plans to cut round-trips to one during the off seasons, according to the statement.

BEIJING REGISTERS NEARLY 2 MLN FOREIGN TOURIST ARRIVALS IN H1

Foreign tourist arrivals in Beijing reached a record high of 1.99 million in the first half of 2011, figures from the Beijing General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection show.

Tourists arrivals from the Republic of Korea topped the chart with 300,000, or 15 percent of the total, followed by the United States, 280,000, and Japan, 180,000, according to the statistics.

Other countries among the top 10 are Russia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Australia and Sweden in descending order.

Foreign tourist departures from Beijing in the same period were 2.11 million, according to the statistics.

GUANGDONG TO SPEND 30 BLN YUAN ON WATER PROJECTS

South China's Guangdong Province is planning to spend 30 billion yuan (4.6 billion U.S. dollars) on a massive water program before 2015, officials from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Water Resources said.

Under the plan, over 1,500 km sea walls and more than 1,000 irrigation and flood control projects will be constructed.

To reinforce sea walls, reservoirs and pumping stations and to perfect the flood control system, are the two goals of the program said Huang Baiqing, head of the water resources department.

Some 60 percent of the construction projects will be finished before 2013, including repairing 12 big- and medium-sized and 762 small reservoirs, according to Huang.

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