By: Wang Shu-fen, Ku Chuan and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Hsieh Shih-chien (謝世謙), president of China Airlines (CAL), was
appointed Monday as the airline’s new chairman, replacing Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒), according to the China Aviation Development Foundation.
The government-controlled foundation, the airline’s largest shareholder, said the decision was made after board of directors meeting that day.
The promotion of Hsieh, the airline’s point man for negotiating with CAL pilots over a strike in February, was also given the nod by Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), according to sources familiar with the matter. [FULL STORY]