BEIJING - Dozens of family members of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines jet who went on a "hunger strike" Tuesday started eating again after about seven hours.
The group of some 60 people skipped lunch after Malaysia Airlines sent representatives deemed to be too junior to a meeting, according to Guan Wemjie, whose nephew was aboard the Boeing 777.
Guan also said family members had set up committees to coordinate their activities, and would decide later whether to declare another hunger strike.
Ten days after the jet vanished with 239 people onboard, hundreds of relatives remain at a Beijing hotel and are waiting for information on their loved ones' plight.
China has repeatedly called on the Malaysian side to do a better job at looking after passengers' relatives.
- Eric Baculinao and F. Brinley Bruton
First published March 18 2014, 6:45 AM