Source: Xinhua

05-06-2009 14:22

Special Report:   Tech Max

MEXICO CITY, May 5 (Xinhua) -- A total of 79 Chinese citizens left Mexico City early Tuesday aboard a chartered flight sent by the Chinese government.

Chinese ambassador to Mexico Yin Hengmin (R) says good-bye to Chinese citizens waiting for boarding at Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, May 5, 2009. A total of 79 Chinese citizens left Mexico City early Tuesday aboard a chartered flight sent by the Chinese government. The plane took off from Mexico City, heading towards Tijuana, northern Mexico, to lift 20 more Chinese before returning to China. (Xinhua Photo)
Chinese ambassador to Mexico Yin Hengmin (R) says good-bye to Chinese
citizens waiting for boarding at Benito Juarez international airport
in Mexico City, capital of Mexico, May 5, 2009. A total of 79 Chinese
citizens left Mexico City early Tuesday aboard a chartered flight sent
by the Chinese government. The plane took off from Mexico City, heading
towards Tijuana, northern Mexico, to lift 20 more Chinese before returning
to China. (Xinhua Photo)

The plane took off from international airport Benito Juarez at about 3:05 a.m. local time (0805 GMT), heading towards Tijuana, northern city on the U.S.-Mexico border, to lift 20 more Chinese before returning to China.

China sent the chartered flight after an agreement with Mexico, the epicenter of the A/H1N1 flu outbreak, to send chartered flights to each other's countries to bring back their stranded nationals.

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