Just before China Southern took delivery of its first Airbus A380, an industry official quipped it would not be long before one of the aircraft would disappear and be dissected by the Chinese aerospace industry. The notion may be far-fetched, but illustrates the depth of suspicion still associated with China's industrial strategy. A more positive spin on the country came during the actual A380 delivery ceremony on Oct. 14, when Airbus CEO Tom Enders projected that Chinese airlines ...


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