The same thing happened the day before in New York. Air Chinas temporary flight ca566 is scheduled to take off from New York to Chongqing at 8 p.m. EDT on May 17, according to a notice issued by the Chinese Consulate General in New York on May 17. Later in the day, the Consulate General of New York again issued a notice that flight ca566 was postponed to 18.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for Chinas foreign ministry, said at a regular press conference on the 19th that China regretted that the flight had to be delayed because the United States had not approved the flight application. Some of the Chinese students who plan to take the temporary flight do not live in the departure city of the flight. In order to take the flight, they have refunded their dormitories and houses. The delay of the temporary flight caused great inconvenience to the children. The Chinese Embassy and consulate in the United States have assisted in the arrangement and settlement. We hope that the United States will proceed in a humanitarian spirit and complete the relevant formalities for the flight to pick up the students as soon as possible so that the Chinese students can return home smoothly. Zhao Lijian said.
On September 9, the Chinese Embassy and consulate in the United States made an investigation into their willingness to take a new round of temporary flights. According to the notice issued by the Chinese Embassy in the United States, considering that some students studying in the United States do have difficulties and need to return home urgently, according to the deployment of the Chinese Ministry of foreign affairs, the Chinese Embassy and consulate in the United States will continue to assist some students in difficult situations in the United States to return home. Prior to that, China opened the first round of temporary flights from April 11 to May 2, which were dedicated to American primary and secondary school students. There were eight flights in four batches to receive more than 1500 students from American primary and secondary schools.