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Jul 03, 2018 09:33 PM
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Latest Holdup at China’s Airport Security? Powder

Terminal T3 of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is seen in July 2017. Photo: VCG
Terminal T3 of Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is seen in July 2017. Photo: VCG

Passengers flying to the U.S. now face extra scrutiny if they hand-carry a quantity of powder larger than a Coke can — a new rule that market observers said might become a common practice in other parts of the world.

The new rule, mandated by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, went into effect at the end of June.

At the boarding gates of all international inbound flights to the U.S., including those from China, airlines now are required to take a closer look at hand-carry luggage if it contains more than 350 milliliters (11.8 fluid ounces) of powder, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said.

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