While China was able to blast its astronauts into space and send a submarine down into the depths of the sea, it has yet to build a successful jet engine. Previously, China has relied on Russia for advanced fighter aircraft....
by Melissa M. Chan | Oct 9, 2012
Chinese state media reports a hoax threat grounded a China Southern Airlines plane in Xinjiang autonomous region, from Xinhua: The China Southern Airlines flight CZ680, traveling from Istanbul to Beijing via Urumqi, was grounded...
by Scott Greene | Aug 29, 2012
Chinese state media is reporting that an Air China flight to New York had to return to Beijing following a threat, according to AFP: Air China flight 981 returned to the Beijing Capital International Airport, the report quoted...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 10, 2008
AP reports on an email threat against Air China flights, allegedly made by a South Korean man living in Japan: Lee Hyon-sa, 33, was arrested early Sunday, police spokesman Satoshi Idonuma said. Kyodo News said Lee turned himself...
by Liu Yong | Jun 24, 2008
From AP: The first regularly scheduled flights in six decades linking China’s mainland with Taiwan will begin July 4, state-owned Air China said Tuesday. The flights are part of a warming in relations between China and...
by Liu Yong | Jan 17, 2008
From The Financial Times: In the media reports about offshore acquisitions by Chinese companies, the myriad diverse buyers are usually described in headlines and electronic tickers in a single word: “China”. It is a convenient compression. Autonomous as they may claim to be, every Chinese state enterprise, be it Minmetals, the Bank of China or […]
by Liu Yong | Jan 8, 2008
From The Financial Times: Minority shareholders in China Eastern Airlines rejected the proposed sale of 24 per cent of the carrier to Singapore Airlines and its parent Temasek on Tuesday, following an unprecedented campaign by domestic rival Air China to scupper the deal. The rejection leaves China National Aviation Corp , Air China’s parent, free […]
by Liu Yong | Jan 6, 2008
From BBC News: Air China has upped efforts to buy a stake in China Eastern Airlines , saying it will pay more than a rival offer. China Eastern shareholders meet on Tuesday to decide whether to accept a $923m (£467m) bid from Singapore Airlines and investment firm Temasek. But Air China said it will pay […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 2, 2007
China Daily reports that “Air China says joining with rivals is an option, as profit rises 240%,” via China.org: The mainland’s largest freight carrier Air China Ltd said yesterday it would not rule out the possibility of merging with rivals including China Southern Airlines to raise its competitiveness. Air China President Cai Jianjiang made the […]
by Kate Zhao | Jul 26, 2007
From Financial Times: Air China on Wednesday said profits soared in the first half due to the strengthening Chinese currency, investment gains and a booming travel market. The carrier said its net profit increased more than 2000 per cent to at least Rmb900m ($119m) for the first six months, up from the Rmb45m it reported […]
by Zhao Ying | Jun 30, 2006
From Bloomberg News: China’s government doubled the maximum length of imprisonment for securities manipulators to 10 years, a move that may help boost investors’ confidence in the nation’s stock markets as state companies including Air China Ltd. prepare to sell local-currency A shares for the first time. In addition, a law enabling jail terms of […]
by Zhao Ying | Jun 8, 2006
From Bloomberg: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Asia’s fifth-biggest carrier, will pay $1.58 billion to buy Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd . and double its stake in Air China Ltd., adding 21 routes in the world’s second-largest aviation market. Cathay will buy the 82 percent stake it doesn’t own in Dragonair for HK$8.22 billion ($1.1 billion) […]
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