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Hundreds of flights disrupted in Shanghai; military exercises cited
Hundreds of flights disrupted in Shanghai; military exercises cited

Hundreds of flights to and from Shanghai were delayed or canceled Monday as Chinese authorities imposed strict air traffic control measures reportedly due to military exercises -- the second such near-shutdown of airspace over the metropolis in eight days. Further interruptions are expected in the coming weeks. The sudden restrictions have prompted frustration as well as speculation about what’s behind the mysterious controls. On Sunday, two men were arrested for spreading rumors about the July 14 delays and cancellations, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday. The men reportedly posted messages on social media suggesting that the measures were part of a dragnet set up by...

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