Trump, Beijing won't ground US deals: HNA chief

Adam Tan, CEO of the Chinese airlines-to-property conglomerate, says a grim regulatory environment and questions over its ownership and finances won't stop dealmaking.

It's faced regulatory hurdles at home, seen its ownership structure brought into question and must contend with a White House populist determined to keep American businesses out of Chinese hands.

Yet the CEO of China's ultra-acquisitive HNA Group had nothing but optimism to offer when he attended a Hong Kong conference on Tuesday, stressing that he still believed HNA could push through acquisitions in the US.

“We still have a strong belief that the US and China will have a very good relationship, and we will keep on investing in our related business despite some policy issues,” Adrian Tan, the CEO, said. “The...

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