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Airbus said recently that as of the first half of this year, there are more than 1,770 Airbus aircraft flying in the Chinese mainland, accounting for about half of the market share. It plans to deliver its two-thousandth aircraft to China next year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 17:23:40

Timelines pushed back yet again as planemaker scrambles to clear grounded 737 MAX

Boeing Co has pushed back the entry into service of an ultra-long-range version of its forthcoming 777X widebody, the US planemaker said on Wednesday, marking the latest fallout from an ongoing crisis surrounding its 737 MAX jet.
Source: Reuters-Global Times | 2019/8/15 17:03:40

Chinese-operated light rail in Mecca handles 2.4m trips during Hajj

The Mecca Light Rail, built and operated by China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC), has safely transported 2.4 million passengers by running almost 24 hours a day during this year's Hajj pilgrimage transport service in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 16:15:32

CAAC to facilitate direct luggage transfer services at 29 airports

China's civil aviation agency said it will pilot direct transfer luggage services in 29 airports, including two in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in a bid to better serve customers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 14:18:40

Shanghai's newest landmark stunning with outstanding luxury

Marriott International Inc. announced the opening of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong on August 8, marking the first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 12:05:40

Chinese pork processing firm makes trading debut on Nasdaq

China Xiangtai Food Co., an emerging company primarily engaged in pork processing in China, commenced trading its ordinary shares on the Nasdaq capital market around midday on Wednesday under the ticker symbol "PLIN".
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 9:37:08

Cathay Pacific sacks 2 pilots to ensure flying safety

Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific needs to fix its security strategy and maintain an appropriate policy stance in the region, without which the company is set to lose in competition with other airlines, analysts said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 20:13:40

Staff in HK financial sector call for better personal security, end to bullying

An employee from the Chinese mainland at the Hong Kong branch of China Minsheng Bank was reportedly bullied by a Hong Kong executive due to different stances, as the executive mocked the employee who was supporting local police amid recent riots and urged him to “get back to the mainland.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 19:28:40

Rising tariffs against China strike a heavy blow to US fashion industry

Top leaders of the apparel industry recently gathered for the opening ceremony of the China Footwear Pavilion at the Las Vegas MAGIC Show, to support maintaining strong trading ties with the Asian country and to voice opposition to the US administration's escalating tariffs.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/8/14 16:48:40

HK residents shouldn't miss China's global rise

For both leisure and work assignments, I have been on the road – or more precisely in the air – for the past few weeks, travelling from Asia to Europe to Africa. While the endless flight hours and constant changes in time zones were a challenge, what really bothered me throughout my journey was one question: When many around the world draw inspiration from China's success story, why are some in Hong Kong trying to destroy it rather than preserving it? After all, they are also Chinese and they should be part of that story.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 22:28:40

Turmoil shakes HK airport's hub status

The chaos caused by demonstrators at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), if not handled expeditiously and properly, will make the airport lose its premium status as an international hub, analysts told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 21:33:39

Chinese consumer confidence remains strong in Q2 amid growing downward pressure

Chinese consumer confidence remains strong, despite rising downward economic pressure and growing external uncertainties, as a quarterly survey by global measurement and data analytics company Nielsen indicates unchanged consumer confidence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 20:23:40

Mainland, Taiwan-based producers benefit as Huawei transfers orders from Flex

Chinese tech giant Huawei is transferring its manufacturing orders from Flex to other suppliers including Foxconn and Wingtec after cutting ties with the US original equipment manufacturer, industry sources told the Global Times on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 19:03:40

Zendai suspends P2P business, affecting 28,000 investors

Zendai Wealth Management suspended its online lending business from Tuesday, affecting 28,000 investors who will likely get nothing back, media reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 17:51:24

HSBC at a crossroads as Huawei issue remains, Hong Kong unrest continues

The shock exit of two high-level HSBC executives within a week, including its top executive and the head of key China business, has put the 150-year-old, London-based banking giant under public scrutiny and mounting speculations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 16:43:40

American beef producers hope for closer tie-ups with China

US beef producers are looking forward to gaining a larger share in China, one of the fastest-growing beef markets in the world, an industry expert has said.
Source: Xinhua-Global Times | 2019/8/13 16:28:39

Cathay Pacific suspends second pilot, citing misuse of company information

Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Airways said Tuesday it has suspended a pilot operating Flight CX216 for misuse of company information and launched an internal proceeding to investigate the matter after reports suggested one of its crew members allegedly provided information for departing protesters and encouraged them to create further unrest at Hong Kong International Airport.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 16:10:34

China Eastern Airlines launches new Disney-themed airplane

A new aircraft depicting Duffy and Friends made its maiden flight Monday in celebration of the upcoming Duffy Month, scheduled in September at Shanghai Disney Resort.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/13 7:33:43