January 28, 2013

Can China Build Its Own Boeing?

Jon Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

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Part of Beijing's campaign to become a mover and shaker in the aerospace industry involves dipping liberally into its over $3 trillion in foreign currency reserves to buy into established foreign aircraft manufacturers, especially those with dual-use military and commercial technology. But the cultures of safety and performance are very different in the military and civilian commercial markets.

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