China Airline Giant’s Chairman and CEO Both Detained for Suspected Crimes


Police arrested both a chairman and CEO of a top Chinese airline group for undisclosed crimes. China’s HNA Group announced in a Sept. 24 statement that its chairman Chen Feng had been taken into custody for criminal allegations. Its CEO Tan Xiangdong was also taken away. Communist Party liaison and head of a joint workgroup of HNA, Gu Gang, issued an urgent email to all employees overnight, providing hints about the incident. He claimed they were held responsible for the “loss of hundreds of billions of yuan for the country.” However, neither the group nor the Party boss spoke of their specific criminal offenses. Cai Shenkun, a U.S.-based China commentator and expert at NBD Think Tank, told The Epoch Times on the same day that the downfall of the chairman came as no surprise. He had anticipated the result years ago, saying that the arrest comes as a result of …

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