Boeing's China Problem

  • Published: 10 September 2019
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Comments • 3 568

  • Ground Zero
    Ground Zero  3 hours back

    World doesn't trust in Boeing no more after the crash!

    • Søcial_Pressure
      Søcial_Pressure  4 hours back

      i hate Chinese people and government. yes hate is a strong word and i meant what i said. i don't like them...i don't trust them. U.S.A. #1 we need to crush the Chinese in every game possible.

      • can tho
        can tho  1 days back

        Damn, China is showing it Alpha Status in the world....pushing down the US into the role of a meek biotch!!

        • ctixbwi
          ctixbwi  2 days back

          USA is hurting; The fake president is doing his best to loose the American world leadership. So is Boeing and FAA. Trump is selling out East Europe to Putin, enabling Putin to continue his dream to restore the Sovjet empire as a Russian empire. The western alliance is breaking up thanks to Trump. Who knows what will come out of this Trumpian mess?!

          • theylied1776
            theylied1776  3 days back

            Boeing had to learn the hard lesson from companies like Caterpiller not to set up a manufacturing center in China because the Communists will just take it over and steal all of your trade secrets.

            • Nidhogg Hao
              Nidhogg Hao  3 days back

              the 2 largest problems Boeing is facing in china are the escalating ongoing trade war and china's success in building its own planes.

              • Torvic
                Torvic  3 days back

                in other words china is the next close

                • Ray Miles
                  Ray Miles  3 days back

                  CHINA DOS'NT NEED US $ !

                  • Ray Miles
                    Ray Miles  3 days back

                    Yeah , they bought with our-Liberty
                    Given away-$,Iplaychessmove!

                    • Archie Bunker
                      Archie Bunker  4 days back

                      If Chinese airplanes have the reliability of anything else made in China, then this ought to be fun to watch! Chinese pilots flying Chinese airplanes in China... yeah, I think I'll pass getting on one of those airplanes.

                      • Noah Deng
                        Noah Deng  4 days back

                        You can`t defeat me.
                        I can`t... But he can. (pointing to Comac 919)

                        • Erich Weiler
                          Erich Weiler  4 days back

                          You left one thing out. USA accounts for more than half of China's exports. I'd say Boeing will be just fine in China

                          • Erich Weiler
                            Erich Weiler  4 days back

                            Just to be clear, China isn't even buying their own airliners. How many ARJ-21 Chinese airliners have they sold? TWENTY SIX. That's it.

                            • Why Soitanly
                              Why Soitanly  5 days back

                              To the Boeing Company: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people. Congress can impute to a corporation the commission of certain criminal offenses and subject it to criminal prosecution therefor. In actions for tort, a corporation may be held responsible for damages for the acts of its agent within the scope of his employment, even if done wantonly, recklessly or against the express orders of the principal. While corporations cannot commit some crimes, they can commit crimes which consist in purposely doing things prohibited by statute, and in such case they can be charged with knowledge of acts of their agents who act within the authority conferred upon them.

                              • Nodnarb
                                Nodnarb  5 days back

                                47.2 + 45.3 = 92.5 if you were wondering

                                • Rafael olivera Melo
                                  Rafael olivera Melo  6 days back

                                  china really sucks...

                                  • Turboproficient
                                    Turboproficient  6 days back

                                    Majority of the avionics, and other subsystems of C-919 rely on American suppliers so its success could be a good news to American companies in a way.

                                    • Ronzig the Wizard
                                      Ronzig the Wizard  6 days back

                                      Good show and so very well thought out statements.

                                      • dungoist
                                        dungoist  6 days back

                                        Why did china ground them? They have over a billion people, whats a few gone? Won't make a dent.

                                        • Mental1
                                          Mental1  6 days back

                                          If they put the c919 together with screws I buy from Harbor Freight, they're in deep doo doo.

                                          • superchargerone
                                            superchargerone  6 days back

                                            Hate all these US centric biasness and double talk disguised as an informative piece. nonsense. And I am not even from China. US and its hypocrisies.

                                            • alexander graham
                                              alexander graham  6 days back

                                              I know you do your research not a lot of people know of Mitsubishi taking over bombardier I currently work for a bombardier service center.

                                              • Putin The Great
                                                Putin The Great  7 days back

                                                MCAS - May Crash Anytime Soon

                                                • сука
                                                  сука  1 weeks back

                                                  3:16 I bet there is at least one Chinese person watching this with vpn, fuming over the fact you didn’t include Taiwan to the map .

                                                  • Poor Little Sheep
                                                    Poor Little Sheep  1 weeks back

                                                    If your planes crashed, twice. You don't have a "China" problem. You just have, A FUCKING PROBLEM.

                                                    • TK Baha
                                                      TK Baha  1 weeks back

                                                      xi jing ping got his C919, he will not purchase any plane from westerners.

                                                      • redda2
                                                        redda2  1 weeks back

                                                        FAA is corrupt

                                                        • Alex Polonsky
                                                          Alex Polonsky  1 weeks back

                                                          Hainan air is still state owned

                                                          • UVB76 -4625KHZ
                                                            UVB76 -4625KHZ  1 weeks back

                                                            China and Russia will make advanced jet liners together.Sanctions ,threats ,America arresting threatening Russian and Communist Chinese citizens has pushed Russia and Communist China together.

                                                            • Jeraboa JumpingMouse
                                                              Jeraboa JumpingMouse  1 weeks back

                                                              This is why you don't do business in china. They are a massive market but the government is fickle, greedy and impulsive. Don't bend the knee to them, they'll take your head.

                                                              • Peter meter
                                                                Peter meter  1 weeks back

                                                                I am not convinced. I mean to be honest, even if Boeing did shit. It came out. Like people know Boeing did something wrong. Now they have to fix it and get blamed for it.

                                                                The CCP in China would never admit that they failed and rather would accept that this planes crashes and blame it on the pilot.

                                                                • cuppateadee
                                                                  cuppateadee  1 weeks back

                                                                  Fly russian boeing are not safe and their quality control with the battery scandal is corrupt.

                                                                  • Mario S.
                                                                    Mario S.  1 weeks back

                                                                    FAA and Boeing back each other up.
                                                                    Whatever Boeing says, FAA listens and approves.

                                                                    • SpaghettiKillah
                                                                      SpaghettiKillah  1 weeks back

                                                                      Oooh yeah, what a great idea!
                                                                      a *cheap* chinese aircraft operated by an *african* airline....i'm sure *nothing* will go wrong 😂😂
                                                                      Please remember that *MOST* african airlines ARE NOT even allowed to fly over EU because of poor maintenance, training and safety standards !! Add a cheap chinese airplane and you got a great cocktail 🤣

                                                                      • Huey Freeman
                                                                        Huey Freeman  1 weeks back

                                                                        If they miss the opportunity??
                                                                        They have & the FAA. They are rushing to put that flying coffins back in the air.
                                                                        Lobbyism, Gerrymandering & Career Politicians will be the down fall of American politics. Damn same.

                                                                        • Toxie Connor
                                                                          Toxie Connor  1 weeks back

                                                                          China should just make its own commercial airplanes and learn how not to crash them.

                                                                          • Samuel Thompson
                                                                            Samuel Thompson  1 weeks back


                                                                            • RealiableCandy4
                                                                              RealiableCandy4  1 weeks back

                                                                              Boeing moves to China.
                                                                              China steals Thier designs.
                                                                              Boeing surprised Pikachu

                                                                              • Gordon Welford
                                                                                Gordon Welford  1 weeks back

                                                                                Boeings problem is its own toxicity, people tend not to like a given product if it kills them, more so if the reason the deaths occur is wholly driven by greater profits for the manufacturer of said product. I don't know how Boeing crawl out of this hole they dug themselves, I'm not sure that they should. I doubt I'll ever board another Boeing.

                                                                                • zena x
                                                                                  zena x  1 weeks back

                                                                                  FAA allows boeing to self certify some security clearance what the f*** government has sold out. FAA is owned by boeing. Hahaha

                                                                                  • nemesio ayuban
                                                                                    nemesio ayuban  1 weeks back

                                                                                    china made no quality .

                                                                                    • Collins Charles
                                                                                      Collins Charles  1 weeks back

                                                                                      China things are not good

                                                                                      • 乂乂丂丨几丨丂ㄒ乇尺匚ㄥㄖㄩᗪ丂乂乂

                                                                                        2:40 how da hek does new zealand even reach china? like even to houston ITS LONG but imagine going to china :o

                                                                                        • peanutaxis
                                                                                          peanutaxis  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Hi AnticitizenX !!

                                                                                          • Rexy
                                                                                            Rexy  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I only fly Delta

                                                                                            • John Werner
                                                                                              John Werner  1 weeks back

                                                                                              A video only a MBA working for Airbus could enjoy. Give me a break.

                                                                                              • Hero Of Bukit Padang
                                                                                                Hero Of Bukit Padang  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Fck Boeing. They are profiting from blood money. Wars and crashes. All of them will rot in hell. #boeing

                                                                                                • Dillon Vossen
                                                                                                  Dillon Vossen  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  gross... china = out of their league