Opinion: What If China Stops Buying Western Aircraft?

Credit: Comac
For decades, when asked if China’s Comac will challenge Airbus and Boeing in world jetliner markets, analysts like me have been skeptical. Most (but not all) of us pointed to the enormous challenges confronting any emerging jetmaker, and to China’s lack of progress on a very long road. For years, I...
Richard Aboulafia

Contributing columnist Richard Aboulafia is managing director at Aerodynamic Advisory. He is based in Washington.

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