China Airlines has decided to order up to 16 Airbus A330-300 this year for it's Asian regional fleet (A300) replacement. The deal will cost around USD$1.5-2 billion.
CI official only told the media that they're always looking at the aircraft (A330), but not yet decide when to order it. The A330 order is because it has A340 in its fleet.
The order probably include 8 firm orders, with up 12-16 if options included. Airbus has promised CI for attractive price.
CI was under pressure for the new order from Boeing, who asked Taiwanese Government for help. However, CI has promised that in the future freighter order, they'll order more B747-400F, and as for the super long-haul fleet, it'll consider Boeing's product first.