China was now Airbus’ biggest market in terms of fleet size with 1,779 of its planes in service, according to George Xu Gang, chief executive of Airbus China. Photo: AFP

Airbus, Boeing and Comac see blue skies ahead for China’s aircraft market

  • The world’s two leading plane makers remain optimistic about mainland growth despite the country’s trade war with the United States
  • China was now Airbus’ biggest market in terms of fleet size with 1,779 of its planes in service, according to George Xu Gang, chief executive of Airbus China
Topic |   China economy

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China was now Airbus’ biggest market in terms of fleet size with 1,779 of its planes in service, according to George Xu Gang, chief executive of Airbus China. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping attend a business leaders event inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China and US in new ‘cold war’ that is ‘more difficult’ than Soviet-era, says former US Ambassador to China

  • Series of high-profile former US government figures painted a grim portrait of US-China relations, as 14 month trade war rumbles on
  • Comments suggest souring mood in diplomatic and trade policy circles, with many expecting ‘a protracted series of on again off again conflicts’
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping attend a business leaders event inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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