Initial construction on a 5bn RMB (US$604m) rail link between Beijing and its airport has been delayed, the Financial Times reported, citing government officials. The 27-km line is one of the most high-profile projects in Beijing's preparations to host the 2008 Olympic Games. Work had been scheduled to start on June 1, but China's National Development and Reform Commission has not yet approved it. Planners have still not decided what kind of rail system to use. International companies are still awaiting news.