Jiangshan Mourns Asiana Victims as Lawyers Gather

South China Morning Post’s Daniel Ren reports from a memorial service for three Chinese students killed in last month’s Asiana plane crash, amid questions over compensation and allegedly predatory behavior by U.S....

Air Rage on the Rise in China

As China’s private airlines gain in the stock market, there has been a rise in ‘air rage’ by travelers who experience delayed flights, from the Telegraph: One reaction to a hold-up at Shanghai’s main...

China Sells Jets, Unveils Stealth Fighter

As China attempts to build its own jet engine for military and commercial use, China has unveiled new orders for its passenger jet at the country’s main airshow in Zhuhai, from Reuters: The C919 is designed to challenge Airbus...

China Tries Building Jet Engine

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....

China Grounds Flights Amid Hoax Threats

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...

Private Airline Tiptoes Around State Goliaths

Reuters interviews Wang Zhenghua, the owner of China’s biggest private budget carriers, and reports on his philosophy for surviving in a state-dominated sector: “You have to take it a bit slowly, rather than being too...

Are China’s Carbon Emissions Understated?

Amid Beijing’s claims that foreign embassies’ data on air quality is ‘unlawful’ and ‘inaccurate’ and the implementation of new air pollution regulations, there have been disputes about the accuracy of China’s air quality...

China Bars Airlines from Paying EU Carbon Tax

In what is threatening to become an international trade dispute, China has joined the U.S., Russia and other countries opposing European Union charges on airlines for carbon emissions. From the Washington Post: The Chinese air...

Direct China Flight Lands in Taiwan

From AFP: The inaugural flight of the first regular direct service between mainland China and Taiwan in almost six decades has landed at Taoyuan international airport, outside Taipei. The China Southern Airlines Airbus A330,...

Chinese Carriers Cut Flights Over Fuel Costs

From AFP: Two major Chinese airlines plan to cut the number of international flights they offer due to spiralling fuel costs, at least temporarily, the carriers said Tuesday. China Southern Airlines, the country’s top...



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