On December 25, a spokesperson from China National Aviation Holding Company (CNAHC) told the China Securities Journal that to date the CNAHC has not made any affirmative gestures to approve or disapprove of cooperation between China Eastern Airlines and Singapore Airlines and all the media reports about the CNAHC's approval are groundless rumors.
Recently, some members of the foreign media said that since relevant governmental departments have approved the cooperation between China Eastern and Singapore Airlines, the CHAHC, as a state-controlled company is not supposed to vote against the cooperation. Some media even disclosed that during a meeting between the CNAHC and China Eastern that the CNAHC's top heads stated it was a misunderstanding on the part of media that they would vote against cooperation.
For more details, please read the full story in Chinese. (http://www.cs.com.cn/ssgs/02/200712/t20071226_1267034.htm)
(China.org.cn December 26, 2007)