Air China parent CNAC intends to move forward with its acquisition of a stake in East Star Airlines despite the Wuhan-based carrier's "strong opposition" to its "forceful purchase." East Star was forced to suspend operations on March 15 by CAAC owing to its heavy debt burden and the collapse of a stake sale deal with CNAC (ATWOnline, March 17). Chairman Lan Shili was reported to have been kept under surveillance by local police following East Star's suspension. The airline sent an e-mail to ...

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