A prototype of the C919 plane takes off in Shanghai on December 28, 2018. Boeing’s crisis has turned the spotlight on another flashpoint of the trade war: the development of Chinese aviation. Photo: Xinhua
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Boeing’s woes fuel Washington’s fears of the age of the made-in-China plane

  • The worldwide grounding of the 737 MAX 8 jet is giving the US a chance to fixate on another Chinese sector: aviation. To trade hawks, China’s C919 project is a sore reminder of the way Beijing is using state subsidies, and US tech, to compete

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A prototype of the C919 plane takes off in Shanghai on December 28, 2018. Boeing’s crisis has turned the spotlight on another flashpoint of the trade war: the development of Chinese aviation. Photo: Xinhua
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