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China Punishes US Airlines

China Punishes US Airlines
News Analysis The United States, Europe, Japan, and other powerful economies should align more closely to protect democracy ...

(Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Beijing splits Europe from America through aircraft purchases The United States, Europe, Japan, and other powerful economies should align more closely to protect democracy against China’s unscrupulous trade policies.Since at least 2019, for example, Beijing has effectively used aircraft preferences to split the United States from Europe by manipulating purchases to benefit European manufacturers at the expense of American companies like Boeing.Hong Kong is currently undergoing a two-week ban on flights from the United States, Britain, and six other countries.Beijing’s constriction of flight routes from the United States has increased the cost of a ticket to as much as $6,000.

When two of Boeing’s 737 MAX planes crashed in 2019, Beijing took the opportunity to be the first to ground the jet, and was the last major airline market to only partially approve MAX flights.Many Boeing orders went undelivered due to COVID cancellations, the 737 MAX crashes, and 787 Dreamliner production problems.

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