Shanghai cancels flights, high-speed rail

China | 9 Aug 2019 2:19 pm

Flights and high-speed train services were canceled in Shanghai as the strongest typhoon to hit the region this year swept past Taiwan and headed toward the Chinese coast, Bloomberg reports.

Air China, China Eastern Airlines Corp. and China Southern Airlines were among those announcing cancellations, mainly for flights between Shanghai and Taiwan today, as Typhoon Lekima approached. Taiwanese airlines canceled about 520 international and domestic flights, according to local aviation authorities.

Shanghai also warned some high-speed rail services will be halted tomorrow, the city’s news office said on its WeChat account yestersday.

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