China Eastern Airlines remains confident in its plan to introduce Singapore Airlines as its strategic investor despite the fact that the exclusive stake sale agreement signed with SIA last September will be invalid after Aug. 9. "As fuel prices keep surging, it is a difficult time for the airline industry, which makes it more necessary for carriers to conduct cooperation," CEA Board Secretary Luo Zhuping said. "I think our cooperation with SIA won't be hindered by the short-term difficulty ...

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