Kiwi Flyer said:Are you referring to the inability to bring alcoholic drink through security in China? If so that applies to all flights, not just those to Hong Kong. You can buy duty free and bring that onboard. (Note this info predates the current issues with liquids so may be out of date.)
Kiwi Flyer said:I'm confused. Your thread title says China->HKG now you are implying HKG->China->somewhere else in China. If the latter then that seems to be consistent with the rules I experienced that only duty free purchased airside at that China airport may be brought on board - no alcohol to pass through security.
GDSman said:I fell foul of this one the other day - I bought wine in Aus as a gift for someone later on my trip but first had to carry it via China. Didn't pay attention at check-in but the security people stopped me with a cry of 'not permitted'. Went back to CX check-in and they have 2-bottle wine carriers - the wine survived 4 more sectors in that packaging which was a pleasant surprise. Beijing is making huge efforts to smarten up its image and while they were unable to explain the intricacies of the policy I did get a smile and a 'thank you for your cooperation' out of the lady who stopped me.