Boeing's China Problem

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Comments • 3 893

  • Mitchell Blake
    Mitchell Blake 2 hours ago

    The first time I saw a C919, my first thought was that it looked like a Chinese knock-off 737
    Only now do I know that's exactly what it is

  • Michael Lam
    Michael Lam 4 hours ago

    Thanks to Trump and his idiotic trade war, China has now switched from Boeing to Airbus and is developing their own airplane. Thanks to stupid trump, China realize it cannot rely on USA and will work more closely with Russia and Europe and. Boeing will lose major revenue . China already has access to most of U.S. technology thru Israel.

  • Singapore Football Fans

    Foreign companies should stop having companies in China. Those communist cunts will try to steal their technology.

    RON JAGRAF/X Day ago

    Boeing has descended from a heralded No. 1 high tech cutting edge aircraft manufacturer to a culture composed of salesmen, accounting clerks, and lawyers who are currently in positions of control.. A glance at the Boeing organization chart tells everyone that their system of management review is geared to compliance with procedures and regulations rather than quality assurance of their all-important products. Their company’s entire financial management & information system[s] are geared to quarterly reporting to Wall Street on future earnings which are probably inflated. This is a defensive management posture which is continually fighting the latest battle in the last war. High tech presents problem categories and management nuances not present in what we all think of as normal manufacturing or production. The nuclear industry faced the same engineering accountability problems in the 1960's given the newness and complexity of nuclear stations. That industry's answer was 10CFR-50 Appendix B -- Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Plants -- a document live on the internet and worth a good read. The Boeing organization needs a re-think in the form of a Management Audit -- that is: an audit of their management itself.

  • JeanPierre de Vos

    Airbus is the largest aircraft producing company in the world in 2019 a also comming year. Boeing is the second one.

  • Daniel Hammer
    Daniel Hammer Day ago

    everyone has a China problem

  • insecticon skrapnel

    The airbus beluga: imma bout to end these men whole careers

  • EnergeticWaves
    EnergeticWaves 3 days ago

    they should take back the billions they paid executives and use it to make better planes.

  • To Be Announced
    To Be Announced 4 days ago

    Ya know what's funny? 0:52 if you look at international departures it shows that PR China technically considers Taiwan to be a different nation.

  • SavageKingTexas _
    SavageKingTexas _ 4 days ago +1

    4:44 you know that's in North Korea and not in China

  • Gaming with Lynx
    Gaming with Lynx 5 days ago

    The MAX is actually still flying with Shenzhen Airlines

  • waifu breaks
    waifu breaks 5 days ago

    China made a knock off DC9 lol

  • William Chan
    William Chan 5 days ago

    I'm glad that China took the lead in grounding the 737 MAX. I'm ashamed my country didn't take the initiative, even after 2 similar crashes

  • Rico Myint
    Rico Myint 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    Hainan airline is essentially a government own company.

  • Sleepy
    Sleepy 6 days ago

    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 7 days ago

    7:53 Who's Mr Bishee lol

  • killer bee
    killer bee 8 days ago

    *Wendover's China Problem*

  • Ludwig van El
    Ludwig van El 9 days ago +1

    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.

  • E A
    E A 10 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    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 16 days ago

    You went from first to worst in a Max !

  • phillip richardson
    phillip richardson 16 days ago

    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 16 days ago

      your sad ignorance and uselessness amuse me

  • BiteSized
    BiteSized 16 days ago

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

  • Yami yama
    Yami yama 17 days ago

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

  • Phu Phan
    Phu Phan 17 days ago

    Vietnam’s budget airlines own 100 737 max

  • Roger ST
    Roger ST 17 days ago

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

  • عِش حرًّا
    عِش حرًّا 17 days ago

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

  • Peter Lyczek
    Peter Lyczek 18 days ago

    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 18 days ago

    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 18 days ago

    Play stupid games win stupid prizes, Boeing

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 16 days ago

      your mom knows that saying well

  • Dave Walker
    Dave Walker 19 days ago

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

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 16 days ago

      keep dreaming moron

  • wazza33racer
    wazza33racer 19 days ago

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

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 16 days ago

      keep dreaming moron

  • A Oh
    A Oh 19 days ago

    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 16 days ago

      like all libturds, you are an idiot

  • ND7652
    ND7652 19 days ago

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

  • Justin Moore
    Justin Moore 20 days ago

    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 15 days ago

      Does anyone want to argue that are not complete morons?

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 16 days ago

      you mom needs to apologize for not getting a scrape job

  • Max lopolo
    Max lopolo 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    I hope they put Boeing out of business.

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 16 days ago

      your bitter tears amuse me

  • Dan Van D
    Dan Van D 20 days ago

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

    ROB LLOYD 20 days ago

    How much ROYALTIES is China paying BOEING / AMERICA?

    ROB LLOYD 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    China can suck it - no problem.

  • Kansas Sam Brokeback
    Kansas Sam Brokeback 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

    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 20 days ago

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

  • Xu Yi
    Xu Yi 20 days ago

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

  • M Jave
    M Jave 21 day ago +1

    Country own companies = companies own country 😝✈️

  • Manxcat
    Manxcat 21 day ago

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

  • silentkiller
    silentkiller 21 day ago

    World's America problem🗣

  • 강주효
    강주효 21 day ago

    초청장 ㅡ okay

  • 강주효
    강주효 21 day ago

    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 15 days ago

      Yeah but did he get his passport stamped?

  • 강주효
    강주효 21 day ago

    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 21 day ago

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

    • MP498
      MP498 15 days ago

      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 21 day ago

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

  • Yiyang BAO
    Yiyang BAO 22 days ago

    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 22 days ago

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

    • K K
      K K 22 days ago

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

    • Hal 9000
      Hal 9000 22 days ago +1

      shut up libturd

  • kamash12able
    kamash12able 22 days ago

    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 22 days ago

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

  • Matt Trantham
    Matt Trantham 22 days ago

    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 22 days ago

      you are an imbecile