Conspicuous by their absence at the aerospace and defense show here last week were many big companies that would normally tout their wares. Boeing, Airbus Military, Rockwell Collins, Dassault and Textron were just some of the major players that declined to appear. Many of them do business with Taiwan's defense establishment, but all refrained from exhibiting for fear of upsetting China. This is particularly the case with those, like Airbus and Boeing, that have commercial aviation ...


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