A Big Climb for China's Airlines

Shares have soared on word Beijing may inject $2.6 billion into the mainland's three largest carriers. A strong yuan and lower oil prices help, too

Chinese airline shares have seen plenty of lift so far this year. On Jan. 17, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) jumped 13.11%, and is up 33.80% since the beginning of 2007, while China Southern Airlines (ZNH) climbed 5.72% the same day, and is up 25% this year.

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