Spring Airlines' founder and chairman Wang Zhenghua poses for a portrait during a interview with Reuters at the Spring Airlines training facilities in Shanghai

 
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Spring Airlines' founder and chairman Wang Zhenghua poses for a portrait during a interview with Reuters at the Spring Airlines training facilities in Shanghai July 3, 2012. Wang employs a simple philosophy for surviving in China's state-dominated aviation sector. "You have to take it a bit slowly, rather than being too aggressive and making enemies everywhere," Wang, founder and chairman of the Shanghai-based airline, says of the approach that has enabled him to successfully carve out a piece of the $56 billion-a-year Chinese airline industry. Wang has come a long way since his start in 1981 running a tourist agency out of a tiny stall in central Shanghai, beating the odds to build up not just one of the country's most prominent travel agencies but also its biggest private budget carrier, with nearly 60 routes in China and seven overseas. Picture taken July 3, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria