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...

Ancient Pastime Has Some Chinese Bug-eyed – Barbara Demick

From The Los Angeles Times: Before the 2nd National Cricket Singing Competition begins, the master of ceremonies issues a stern warning to contestants. “Don’t let your cricket take drugs. Anybody caught cheating will be disqualified.” The performers are lined up in glass bottles that look like big salt shakers. Some have socks around the bottom […]

China service expands as American Airlines flies non-stop from Chicago – Barbara De Lollis

From USA Today (link): U.S. airline competition for China has heated up. Fort Worth-based American Airlines on Sunday began flying daily Chicago-Shanghai flights, marking the first service ever to China by the world’s largest carrier. American’s daily 14-hour, non-stop flight creates direct competition with United Airlines‘ 2-year-old service on the route, and underscores the frenzy […]

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