Beijing opens Olympic-sized terminal


Beijing opened its newest airport terminal Friday, a gargantuan glass-and-steel creation built to accommodate a surge in visitors for the Summer Olympics. The 14-million-square-foot complex will handle tourists for this year’s summer Olympic Games. Zhang Guobao, deputy director of National Development and Reform Commission, the country’s main economic planning agency, told the Associated Press, “It is the epitome of China’s fast-growing economy and portrays our strong state power.” Tripso columnist James Wysong has some tips if you’re planning a trip to Beijing for the Games.