Boeing's China Problem

  • Published: 10 September 2019
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    China Eastern 737 Takeoff Video Courtesy PDX Aviation


Comments • 3 866

  • Rico Myint
    Rico Myint  8 hours back

    Think about it! Use your brain! Boeing and Airbus have a duopoly because it is extremely difficult to go into airplane design and manufacturing, but somehow China is competing because of their brilliance??? Give me a break, tell the truth! They are using the forced technology transfer from both manufacturers to steal their way to the top this is the REAL STORY.

    • Eric Chen
      Eric Chen  13 hours back

      Hainan airline is essentially a government own company.

      • Sleepy
        Sleepy  18 hours back

        China will soon build copy cat Boeing planes and stop buying them. When will the US and all its companies stop sharing technology and protect their intellectual property more secured so they can steal them. The US should outlaw high technology companies from manufacturing production in China and any other non friendly countries.

        • Joe King
          Joe King  2 days back

          7:53 Who's Mr Bishee lol

          • killer bee
            killer bee  2 days back

            *Wendover's China Problem*

            • Ludwig van El
              Ludwig van El  3 days back

              I can not feel too sorry for Boeing, if they go belly up, they will take their "defense" (no: offense) arm with them. Good for manmijd.

              • Yoseob Yang
                Yoseob Yang  4 days back

                Ryanair wants to buy Chinese aircrafts?? I'm gonna start working in that company next month, and I already have enough with flying on the 737-MAX as soon as it goes back to the skies

                • Patrick Bagnano
                  Patrick Bagnano  7 days back

                  2 things that don't mix well when building a commercial airliner= cheap and safe


                    Every country steals and copies technology secrets from each other.
                    Just like humans/students stealing and copying essays etc!!! LoL
                    It depends on who does it best!!!!!
                    At the end of the day, the good old USA has had it Days in the Sun....
                    Empires rise and fall.......
                    5000 years vs 250 yrs (corrections 100 yrs...... USA rose after end of WW1....)
                    Silly China thought it was the centre of the world for 5000 yrs
                    Now china has Opened up to the World.....
                    Like it or not
                    China's on the Rise & will remain there for a very very long time !!!!
                    They ain't stupid and won't be KowTowing to Anyone Any more !!!!
                    So Start getting use to it !!!!!!!
                    How to Keep a Nation Poor???
                    By keeping them in constant War!!!
                    How to Keep capitalism at Fore???
                    By keeping the rest poor!!!!
                    The Art of War 101........

                    • phillip richardson
                      phillip richardson  1 weeks back

                      You went from first to worst in a Max !

                      • phillip richardson
                        phillip richardson  1 weeks back

                        This is a case of self important arrogant corporate executives not doing their jobs and costing lives and now jobs I'm embarrassed for boing and ashamed of the FAA.
                        We fed your dog
                        Your dog died !
                        Of starvation
                        You let your dog die of starvation and you believed the guy that said he fed your dog !
                        Asshole you let it happen ! ASSHOLES !

                        • Hal 9000
                          Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                          your sad ignorance and uselessness amuse me

                      • BiteSized
                        BiteSized  2 weeks back

                        In communism the government owns the companies, in capitalism the companies own the government.

                        • Yami yama
                          Yami yama  2 weeks back

                          You are not doing business right if your customers are your problem.

                          • Phu Phan
                            Phu Phan  2 weeks back

                            Vietnam’s budget airlines own 100 737 max

                            • Roger ST
                              Roger ST  2 weeks back

                              Boeing is an international company, China is one of their major market. So, whats the point of this video?

                              • عِش حرًّا
                                عِش حرًّا  2 weeks back

                                In few decades China will export cheap aircraft all over the world.
                                China will also be the only superpower.

                                • Peter Lyczek
                                  Peter Lyczek  2 weeks back

                                  Wait till the Chinese build enough copies of the fuselage, wing and GE engines to pinch the western suppliers off. They have copied EVERYTHING they can get their hands on so far, so why stop now?

                                  • anticosmopolitan
                                    anticosmopolitan  2 weeks back

                                    Did the guy just "forget" to mention that the C919 is being only built by China, while the design is coming from Russia, which has massive expertise in civil aircraft manufacture?

                                    • tr comet
                                      tr comet  2 weeks back

                                      Play stupid games win stupid prizes, Boeing

                                      • Hal 9000
                                        Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                                        your mom knows that saying well

                                    • Dave Walker
                                      Dave Walker  2 weeks back

                                      Boeing's decline will almost certainly accelerate. I feel very badly for Boeing employees.

                                      • Hal 9000
                                        Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                                        keep dreaming moron

                                    • wazza33racer
                                      wazza33racer  2 weeks back

                                      China has an Aircraft carrier production line.............Boeing is toast unless Comac really screw up.

                                      • Hal 9000
                                        Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                                        keep dreaming moron

                                    • A Oh
                                      A Oh  2 weeks back

                                      Here in the USA... we're so fucking corrupt our own votes to elect a new president doesn't even matter.. "richest" country with 80% living pay check to pay check, needed benefits at work, worst healthcare plan in developed countries. It's sad...

                                      • Hal 9000
                                        Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                                        like all libturds, you are an idiot

                                    • ND7652
                                      ND7652  2 weeks back

                                      That's going to change now that Boeing has FIRED their head .

                                      • Justin Moore
                                        Justin Moore  2 weeks back

                                        Trump needs to apologize to Iran and lift sanction's. Wait a minute that's why you all want to get rid of him. Although America would never apologize no matter who the president is. Wait a minute that's why China are the meek who will inherit the earth.

                                        • Justin Moore
                                          Justin Moore  1 weeks back

                                          Does anyone want to argue that are not complete morons?

                                        • Hal 9000
                                          Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                                          you mom needs to apologize for not getting a scrape job

                                      • Max lopolo
                                        Max lopolo  2 weeks back

                                        China can go screw themselves, like all socialists. I NEVER take a flight that makes a stop in their dystopian country. If tomorrow I wake up and find that they all died, I would gladly take the consequences of the financial hit knowing that the world is 13% less evil.

                                        • Kevin Beckenham
                                          Kevin Beckenham  2 weeks back

                                          One way to stop China playing God, not allow Chinese land there air craft in U.S or double there landing fee's

                                          • G George
                                            G George  2 weeks back

                                            I hope they put Boeing out of business.

                                            • Hal 9000
                                              Hal 9000  1 weeks back

                                              your bitter tears amuse me

                                          • Dan Van D
                                            Dan Van D  2 weeks back

                                            I gotta hand it to you guys - the best looking video thumbnails on youtube!

                                            • ROB LLOYD
                                              ROB LLOYD  2 weeks back

                                              How much ROYALTIES is China paying BOEING / AMERICA?

                                              • ROB LLOYD
                                                ROB LLOYD  2 weeks back

                                                There won't be much of a problem when Chinese planes start falling out of the air.

                                                Boeing and other western planes will be welcomed back with open arms if only to PIRATE details of the plane for CHINA'S sake.

                                                • Tall Whitemail
                                                  Tall Whitemail  2 weeks back

                                                  China can suck it - no problem.

                                                  • Kansas Sam Brokeback
                                                    Kansas Sam Brokeback  2 weeks back

                                                    Boeing. Millions a year on lobbying to stay the biggest pig on the government teat. Meanwhile, their union busting management are busy fucking the dog while their planes fall out of the sky because they didn't think the fucking PILOTS of their planes needed to know the auto pilot would take over and crash their planes. Bravo.

                                                    • Emperorvalse
                                                      Emperorvalse  2 weeks back

                                                      I agree with this video and IMO one of the most informative videos WP have recently produced. With the "trade war" I thought Boeing was very vulnerable and the grounding and return to service of the 737 Max series is a very powerful lever against the US.
                                                      I understand the increase in point to point routes in the tier 3 cities but I have always wondered why Chinese airlines did not order more A380s to reduce the slot constraints at the major airports. With the way EK uses that A380 gave Chinese airlines a template of how to deploy them.

                                                      • Feyser1970
                                                        Feyser1970  2 weeks back

                                                        12:07 Wroclaw, 12:19 clickbait ( or I couldn't concentrate in that classroom)

                                                        • Xu Yi
                                                          Xu Yi  2 weeks back

                                                          Boeing, if you don’t want problems, Just don’t crash your plane.

                                                          • M Jave
                                                            M Jave  2 weeks back

                                                            Country own companies = companies own country 😝✈️

                                                            • Manxcat
                                                              Manxcat  2 weeks back

                                                              So they spread their controlled seed around the world like the west coast of Canada!

                                                              • silentkiller
                                                                silentkiller  2 weeks back

                                                                World's America problem🗣

                                                                • 강주효
                                                                  강주효  2 weeks back

                                                                  초청장 ㅡ okay

                                                                  • 강주효
                                                                    강주효  2 weeks back

                                                                    지구지축정립90 ~ 지축기울기 23,5 도 ㅡ 100 년 기간에 ㅡ지구에는 제1빙하가ㆍ제2빙하기 간빙기 ㅡ우주의 춘절기에 신농씨가 태양새ㅡ붉은적새ㅡ오곡백과 비오는날 앞마당에 떨어뜨리고 갔는데 자신의 앞마당에 뿌린것이 오곡백과 시윈역사이다 ㆍ

                                                                    • MP498
                                                                      MP498  1 weeks back

                                                                      Yeah but did he get his passport stamped?

                                                                  • 강주효
                                                                    강주효  2 weeks back

                                                                    ㅡ염제신농씨는 오전12시에 시장을 열어서 3일장ㅡ5일장ㅡ7일장ㅡ9일장을 서양보다 엄청나게 빠르게 시장겅제의 원리이치을 도입한 사람이자ㆍ 오늘날의 자본주의 뿌리의 어원은 시장경제/(free market economy ) 진주강가로 시작된 근거이다 우주칭세기는 진주강가가 창세기옄사의 무시강 ㅡ무종강
                                                                    ㅡ추수시대/(불량종자 회수하는 것 ,ㆍ죽이리는 것 ㆍ하늘의 뜻이다ㆍ)
                                                                    ㅡ미국의 추수감사제는 진주강가어게 감사하는 것이다 우주봄에 우주만물에 씨종자을 뿌린자가 거두는 것이 우주이법의 진리이다ㆍ

                                                                    • 강주효
                                                                      강주효  2 weeks back

                                                                      중화/(한가운데에서 빛난다 ㆍ한가운데는 중심지을 뜻한다ㆍ그중심은 태양을 머리위 Am12시 ㅡ양의기음 ~ pm 12 시 음의 기운이다ㆍ이것이 응ㆍ양생성의 시원역사는 한반도가 아닌 중화민국이 그뿌리의 싱뎐이다ㆍ

                                                                      • MP498
                                                                        MP498  1 weeks back

                                                                        What about the left or the right? If it's not shining there, is that why the cars are parked so badly?

                                                                    • Perry Escobar
                                                                      Perry Escobar  2 weeks back

                                                                      China is investing there own airline. They looking to moving away of dependency of amerikkka products

                                                                      • Yiyang BAO
                                                                        Yiyang BAO  2 weeks back

                                                                        Boeing will be fine even if China stops buying all commercial planes. It should start to worry if the US stop going to wars

                                                                        • K K
                                                                          K K  2 weeks back

                                                                          Global warming, global overpopulation this is the single problem but nobody speaks about it

                                                                          • K K
                                                                            K K  2 weeks back

                                                                            @Hal 9000 a libturb would be someone like you as I sure as hell ain't one.

                                                                          • Hal 9000
                                                                            Hal 9000  2 weeks back

                                                                            shut up libturd

                                                                        • kamash12able
                                                                          kamash12able  2 weeks back

                                                                          Typical communist approach. Build your own planes. Why? To produce planes at a lower cost and make profits on trying to sell them to less developed countries (who can't afford Boeings or Airbuses). Took decades of development, learning to get to where the two companies are, there is a reason why we have duopoly in this industry.

                                                                          • Hal 9000
                                                                            Hal 9000  2 weeks back

                                                                            yaeh....made in china and aircraft will be an epic mix

                                                                        • Matt Trantham
                                                                          Matt Trantham  2 weeks back

                                                                          I do not want to condemn an entire race of people over the actions of a few,,,but here is My only "China" experience. A stop over in Bejieng. I had a 150 dollar Dallas Stars Jacket. I was sitting 4 feet away fro the counter at the terminal at Bejing Airport. Manned with 4 or 5 clerks. I went to the bathroom for leasee than a minute, to return to my seat, and find my jacket stolen...Oh I was pissed off. I stood up and yelled at the top of my lungs, "Welcome to Fucking China" At least We don't steal your shit right out from under you when your visit my country"...I figured I was about to end up in a communist jail for the rest of my life...No one said a word, I boarded my plane to the Phills....that's my picture of that shit hole Country that will go with me to the grave..

                                                                          • Hal 9000
                                                                            Hal 9000  2 weeks back

                                                                            you are an imbecile

                                                                        • Matt Trantham
                                                                          Matt Trantham  2 weeks back

                                                                          Partner, Everyone is going to have to stop depending China...We made without them for aan eternity, we can damn sure do it again....India buys planes,,,think outside the box,,,f China and thier JUNK..I swear ,,everything I buy , had an American name, but says "made in China",,,and guess what, anyone notice your JUNK onl y lasy about a year if your lucky? Lets go USA,,,we can rise above this..OH, and WHO would want to fly on a plane "Made in China"..? I thik thier fighter jets run on Diesel.