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China’s bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus falters

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By Stella Qiu and Tim Hepher

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"Ten to 15 years from now, a next-generation C919, or other models developed by COMAC, may become real competitors on the global scene."

Ten to 15 years is 2030-2035. Made in China 2025 is still a pipe dream.

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as the Chinese government can direct its own airlines to buy the jet

"Direct"? Another word for "force" its own airlines to buy the jet.

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The effort has attracted the attention of U.S. federal prosecutors, who in 2018 charged a group of Chinese intelligence officers, hackers and company insiders with breaking into the networks of 13 aerospace manufacturers around the world, including a company whose description matches CFM, in order to steal sensitive data that might help China build a jet engine. China has denied any involvement in hacking.

A china-made plane carrying hundreds of lives, including that of babies and children....made from stolen technology.

I'd rather trust a B737 Max.

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