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

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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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Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters
Billy Huang
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Billy Huang

Why Huawei’s lawsuit against the US defies common sense but makes perfect strategic sense

  • Huawei’s lawsuit against the US government seems reckless, in the context of cases involving foreign tech firms that go to court in the US. But maybe the Chinese company is just trying a distraction trick out of the ‘Thirty-six Stratagems’

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Is the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government misjudged, or deliberate? Photo: Reuters
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