The Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all domestic carriers to stop flying the aircraft on Monday, March 11, pending an investigation. Hainan Airlines operates 16 of the aircraft. Photo: Boeing

China’s decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns, not US-China trade war: experts say

  • Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered domestic carriers to temporarily ground the aircraft after fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday
  • Likes of Singapore, Indonesia and Australia have also followed suit despite assurances from the US Federal Aviation Administration
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The Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all domestic carriers to stop flying the aircraft on Monday, March 11, pending an investigation. Hainan Airlines operates 16 of the aircraft. Photo: Boeing
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Elaine Chan

Elaine Chan

Focuses on China business and finance

Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.