Boeing's China Problem

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  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    References:
    [1] data.worldbank.org/indicator/IS.AIR.PSGR?locations=CN
    [2] iata.org/pressroom/pr/Documents/TopTenPaxMarkets_graph.pdf
    [3] scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3024610/you-can-buy-russias-putin-pitches-su-57-stealth-jets
    [4] skift.com/2019/01/08/boeing-edges-airbus-to-stay-worlds-biggest-commercial-aircraft-manufacturer/
    [5] s2.q4cdn.com/661678649/files/doc_financials/annual/2019/Boeing-2018AR-Final.pdf
    [6] cnbc.com/2019/02/04/boeing-stock-all-time-high-on-china-demand-production-acceleration.html
    [7] graphics.reuters.com/ETHIOPIA-AIRPLANE/010091341G7/index.html
    [8] routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/283437/what-routes-does-the-boeing-737-max-8-fly/
    [9] airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2018/09/airbus--china-assembly-facility-marks-10-years-of-quality-manufa.html
    [10] wsj.com/articles/boeing-and-its-737-max-jets-have-a-china-problem-11554904340
    [11] nytimes.com/2019/03/13/business/china-boeing.html
    [12] apnews.com/88d5235d2107400680d8b0870d30d218
    [13] marketplace.org/2019/02/11/ceo-americas-biggest-exporter-manufacturing-america-doing-business/
    [14] bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-25/airbus-is-said-to-seal-long-awaited-aircraft-order-from-china
    [15] mhi.com/news/story/190625.html
    [16] ukranews.com/en/news/612803-antonov-planning-to-resume-production-of-an-148-an-158-and-an-178-planes-in-2019
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Comments • 2 802

  • M B
    M B  14 minutes back

    I think you mean a trio, not a trifecta

    • 閻宇
      閻宇  1 hours back

      Look how Macron's smiling. He must be grateful to DT.

      • anthony wong
        anthony wong  1 hours back

        When you are flying in a MAX how many of you have thoughts of will this crash?

        • DD
          DD  1 hours back

          Few things are "always" good. COMPETITION is one of those things that is ALWAYS GOOD. No exceptions.

          • Zeus Knobblewacker
            Zeus Knobblewacker  2 hours back

            I see you didn’t include Taiwan on your map of China...

            Good.

            🇹🇼 🇹🇼🇹🇼

            • Just4Kixs
              Just4Kixs  2 hours back

              And thus begins the wane of the USA as the leading nation of the world. That was the past century.
              It's China's turn this century.

              • Deren Bong
                Deren Bong  3 hours back

                allies? China has no frens, China colonizes countries through debt traps,

                • BUrton BinGer
                  BUrton BinGer  3 hours back

                  When folks used "propped up" by the defence industry, it becomes unclear what the industry does. Defence, isn't a topic for discussion when soldiers are dying only when we feel safe. President Eisenhower said "beware" the defence industrial complex, you know the one that gave him his win WW2, it's not unheard of bad contracts being pushed through, on one hand but with a 700 billion annual bill money is flowing faster than can be spotted, until it's too late. The government does not "prop-up" Boeing or any other single company it is just as bad with all contractors, history mostly discovers the screwups but in the meantime, we sleep well and are military has enough bullets. So let's not follow an anxious moment for an old General, work on the value of defence, sleep well and prosper.

                  • Deren Bong
                    Deren Bong  3 hours back

                    you're a very naive commentator, u seriously believe everything that China says?

                    • Brad Wolf
                      Brad Wolf  3 hours back

                      China has a much stronger 強 position with boeung 寶行。- 郭天元

                      • Sayan guria
                        Sayan guria  4 hours back

                        I generally dislike communists but china took the right decision by grounding MAX. FAA's corrupted behaviour was endangering lives of passenger around world.

                        • Jlassi Jlali
                          Jlassi Jlali  4 hours back

                          it is not FAA corrupted it is more about the Goverment! he with years give them less and less Money ... they really killing it sslowly! ..and this all because Boeing corrupttion ..

                      • LilacDoe
                        LilacDoe  5 hours back

                        You mean the US elected a mentally unstable president and now China is rapidly becoming a world leader... ~shocked~

                        • Alpha Lobster
                          Alpha Lobster  6 hours back

                          Boeing 737, the finest aircraft I have ever flown.

                          • A. H.
                            A. H.  6 hours back

                            The problem is not china, the problem is boeing

                            • LogicalDrone
                              LogicalDrone  8 hours back

                              If Ryan Air or any other non-Chinese airline were to start using the C919, I would never take that flight. I wouldn't trust the build quality.

                              • JackyDawg12
                                JackyDawg12  9 hours back

                                "Just by LOOKING at this plane, you can tell it's built to compete directly with Airbus' A320 and Boeing's 737"
                                uhhh no I did not notice that

                                • Yanshuo Li
                                  Yanshuo Li  10 hours back

                                  why wasnt taiwan also red?! china No.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))

                                  • king james488
                                    king james488  11 hours back

                                    "we want compensation for choosing not to use your planes!"

                                    typical china...
                                    I can't wait til they build their own plane and cheap out on everything, kill a bunch of people, and blame boeing/airbus because they copied their planes poorly.

                                    • Chris Edwards
                                      Chris Edwards  14 hours back

                                      tfw you haven't filled your China and airplane-related video quota

                                      • James Collins
                                        James Collins  14 hours back

                                        Again .... a Chinese Communist mentality of stealing other people’s technology to make themselves successful.

                                        • Abhishek Sahu
                                          Abhishek Sahu  14 hours back

                                          Please make a video on logistics of movie making..for example all aspects of avengers,from star cast to planning to VFX pipeline

                                          • shad manigat
                                            shad manigat  14 hours back

                                            China is a separate planet, the want to build everything

                                            • Boruto Shippuden
                                              Boruto Shippuden  14 hours back

                                              1:10 where is Asias graph

                                              • Ket
                                                Ket  14 hours back

                                                China is a good market for Test and Computation PMA Replacement Articles.

                                                • Darth Plagueis
                                                  Darth Plagueis  15 hours back

                                                  i hate China but i like that they challenge the US when it comes to power, The US always think they can get away with everything so someone needs to put them in
                                                  their place

                                                  • Ian Britton
                                                    Ian Britton  16 hours back

                                                    You're wrong. The max is TOAST.

                                                    • Ojoe2010
                                                      Ojoe2010  16 hours back

                                                      Too bad they misspelled 'probrem'

                                                      • Don Ogoobo
                                                        Don Ogoobo  17 hours back

                                                        The world used to listen and take clues from the US FAA in most matters having to do with aircraft operation. BUT, now after the 737 MAX debacle, they showed just how deep they were in Boeing's pocket. (By allowing Boeing to fix and regulate them self) The Chinese FAA will now be the world respected regulatory organization for aircraft.

                                                        • Titus Kilonzo
                                                          Titus Kilonzo  17 hours back

                                                          When you say Africa, you mean Kenya?

                                                          • denis monnoyeur
                                                            denis monnoyeur  17 hours back

                                                            M

                                                            • Antoine Eric
                                                              Antoine Eric  17 hours back

                                                              China is playing Boeing againt Airbus and Airbus against Boeing.

                                                              • Jlassi Jlali
                                                                Jlassi Jlali  17 hours back

                                                                Boeing doomed herlsef i mean i watch a documentary that People work with Boeing refuse flying in that plane! because they know how much it is not save! God
                                                                i watch some documentary about Boeing plane accident! but what make WTF in contract with country they have No right to blame Boeing if the accident was because the plane not the pilote! LOL

                                                                • Panagiotis Kardaras
                                                                  Panagiotis Kardaras  20 hours back

                                                                  Interesting to see that now COMAC as 3 orders of 35 frames from Air China, China Eastern and China Southern

                                                                  • KendrickMan
                                                                    KendrickMan  21 hours back

                                                                    At what point did wendover exclusively become an aviation channel?

                                                                    • xiaobin zhao
                                                                      xiaobin zhao  21 hours back

                                                                      你这张地图会引战的,注意政治影响。

                                                                      • abc def
                                                                        abc def  22 hours back

                                                                        boeing is dead, since boeing lied about 737 max's safety and blamed it on other inncocent countries. just buy airbus's.

                                                                        • Jlassi Jlali
                                                                          Jlassi Jlali  17 hours back

                                                                          i watch a show about egypte Boeing plane accident they Blame copilote when in the end it was problem with the Tail that Boeing admit years later and fix it later!

                                                                      • William Limarjo
                                                                        William Limarjo  24 hours back

                                                                        Boeing has worked with US Military and gets so many contracts so far. So does Huawei, get so many contract both from PLA and Chinese Government.
                                                                        US plays Huawei Card. China plays Boeing Card.
                                                                        What us the different?

                                                                        • David Geldberg
                                                                          David Geldberg  1 days back

                                                                          Nothing says safety and quality like a chinese made jet LMAO

                                                                        • imam nurhidayat
                                                                          imam nurhidayat  1 days back

                                                                          China has the great ability to do a reverse engineering.. I admit that

                                                                          • Jesse Politis
                                                                            Jesse Politis  1 days back

                                                                            12:20 I want to be in that class.

                                                                            • anthony li
                                                                              anthony li  1 days back

                                                                              TAIWAN IS PART OF CHINA!!!! PLEASE MARK TAIWAN AS PART OF CHINA!!!!!

                                                                              • souris verte
                                                                                souris verte  1 days back

                                                                                overpopulation is obviously a problem...but nobody is doing a thing about it

                                                                                • Johnny Ho
                                                                                  Johnny Ho  1 days back

                                                                                  Besides computer parts like chips , its all over soon for US made planes like Boeing , the Chinese C919 and Russia China C929 are coming out soon. China Air Force is also buying more Russian renewed and improved SU57 after the initial deliveries were found to be fantastic by the Chines air force pilots.

                                                                                  • Laura O'Chamney
                                                                                    Laura O'Chamney  1 days back

                                                                                    Nah, Chinese made aircrafts are the worst. They're noisy, unreliable and unsafe. Similarly, other countries like Russia have built their own planes, but they have gone nowhere. Despite some accidents here and there, Boeing aircrafts are still the safest on the planet. According to the latest reports, the average person living in the United States has a 1 in 102 chance of dying in a car crash, compared to a 1 in 205,552 chance of dying as a passenger on an airplane.

                                                                                    • Libero Arkangelos
                                                                                      Libero Arkangelos  1 days back

                                                                                      Stop trading with china

                                                                                      • Laura Wieng
                                                                                        Laura Wieng  1 days back

                                                                                        Wait! Did this video just say $35 billion worth of [Boeing] aircraft sales to China? Clueless Wendover Productions is totally out of touch with reality. Since last year, China has paid the US over $65 billion for the tariffs on Chinese goods. Next year, the money is going to reach over $100 billion as a result of new tariffs. You do the math. Does the US need more aircraft sales to China? Probably NOT!

                                                                                        • Laura Wieng
                                                                                          Laura Wieng  1 days back

                                                                                          Wait! Did this video just say $35 billion worth of [Boeing] aircraft sales to China? Clueless Wendover Productions is totally out of touch with reality. Since last year, China has paid the US over $65 billion for the tariffs on Chinese goods. Next year, the money is going to reach over $100 billion as a result of new tariffs. You do the math. Does the US need more aircraft sales to China? Probably NOT!

                                                                                          • BigphilyB
                                                                                            BigphilyB  1 days back

                                                                                            Airbus über Allen ÜBER ALLEN IM DEM WELT