Airline CEO Fired for “Severe Violation of Discipline and Laws” and oneworld Program Makes Changes

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  1. The CEO story seems to be from last year: http://atwonline.com/news/china-southern-chairman-named-corruption-investigations. Gary’s headline says he’s been fired. Bloomberg reported in January that he resigned. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-15/china-southern-air-says-chairman-si-xian-min-resigned-amid-probe

    Corruption is as old as China, and is especially an issue now Whether the current anti-corruption campaign is against western-style corruption as we know it; or is a fight to diminish the traditional ways of “guangxi” (loosely, relationships); or is a cat-fight between the financial power of Shanghai and the political power of Beijing (which could be a threat to the underlying political order and to the Chinese Communist Party), remains to be seen.

  2. @Retired Lawyer the new story is the replacement, and you can call it a resignation but CEOs don’t “resign” for corruption in the midst of a government crackdown on corruption.

  3. Thanks for pointing out where the story was hidden, but that story is about LAN’s FF program, not really about OneWorld changes. I love your blog, and not complaining, but the headline really did not match what the story was about.

  4. @Pam LAN’s program is a oneworld frequent flyer program, *there is no alliance-wide program* apologies if that was confusing it was not meant to be

  5. Upon being questioned regarding the obvious click bait headline, Gary carefully reviewed the headline in question and decided it was awesome.

    Srsly? You couldn’t just say “LANTAM Program Makes Changes”?

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