Boeing's China Problem

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Comments • 2 831

  • Luke Reeves
    Luke Reeves 2 hours ago

    2.2m morons sub this crap. Humanity is so screwed.

  • Peng Fu
    Peng Fu 3 hours ago

    Sure.....Boeing is not State Owned, but it certainly has lobbyists galore in influencing the U.S. government to give them tons of favors, especially huge military contracts.
    Remember our Dear Mister Patrick Shannonhan used to work for Boeing, then took on the role of our "ACTING U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE?";
    Remember the U.S. government gave Boeing the rights to bypass the stringent inspection and certification needed by the Federal Aviation Administration;
    How about our Furer Trump suggested to Boeing to rebrand their Boeing 737 Max 8?
    One more....So China is stealing our IPs and braniac works in the past, present and the foreseeable future, why do we still keep sending the empty planes for China to install the internal components? So they could learn how to build their own planes and we get to call them thief in the future?
    Digressing a bit here....Why is Tesla building their first foreign factory, the Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai? Aren't we just allow these cheaters to rob more of our inventions?
    One last thing....Since we hate socialism and communism sooooo much, why are we wearing and using so much Made In China junks touched by those dirty Communist hands? Look, that iPhone in our sanity democratic freedom swollen hands was assembled by the evil doers' nasty hands, human right violators, dog eaters, a country without any freedoms, Black Mirror social credit system implementors, and Urgyurs lockers.
    We are so much better than China. They need us and we never need them, so let's move all the business and production lines out of that fucking evil country that pollutes the world (by making stuff for us). Humongous mistakes were made! But why the fuck are we not move the jobs back home, but SEND THEM TO ANOTHER EVIL SNEAKY COMMUNIST COUNTRY, VIETNAM!!!???? Won't they fuck the poor little defenseless USA the same way China did?
    Anyone? Anyone?

  • tskjesusfreak
    tskjesusfreak 3 hours ago

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  • mnguyea
    mnguyea 4 hours ago

    China will buy its own made planes just as the Russians do for their smaller fleet. I just don't see them competing in this space as no one is gong to trust getting on a plane "Made in China.' They maybe good for electronics and consumer goods but I'm not trusting my life to them at 35k in the air.

  • Jack Tellerson
    Jack Tellerson 5 hours ago

    How can you compete with state sponsored businesses. Abandon the Chinese market.

  • Ross
    Ross 5 hours ago

    I think it's going to be a long time before any major Airline order's the Comac. I think they will wan't to see it in service for a few years to see how it copes first. Personally I think the best route for Chinese Airlines is to order planes like the A220, A320neo, A321neo.. as they are proven to be reliable and safe. Also the 3 major Chinese Airlines have A350's in their fleet that have had no problems what so ever so it's a no brainer.

  • Mark W
    Mark W 5 hours ago

    Standard Chinese practice... Force a Boeing to partner with a Chinese company to access the market... Steal the plans and make copies.

  • Hringhorne Stularsson
    Hringhorne Stularsson 5 hours ago

    I do NOT want to learn new things, everything that has worked for hundreds of years, will work for hundreds of years even in the future!!! ;)

  • Regan Orr
    Regan Orr 5 hours ago

    If you do business in Red China, ChiComs will STEAL your Intellectual Property! You'll Go Broke!

  • Regan Orr
    Regan Orr 5 hours ago

    Instead of Fixing the Nose Thrust Upward Problem, Boeing made Computer Adjustment! Genius!

  • Kristen Sorensen
    Kristen Sorensen 6 hours ago

    Boeing was just stupid not growing a twin jet 727 instead of the lousy cheep 737. Just my view. Funny China is building its own - NOT!

  • Kristen Sorensen
    Kristen Sorensen 6 hours ago

    So Boeing burned China worse than anyone how totally stupid! Oh yeah thanks FAA!

  • Rob Badlands
    Rob Badlands 6 hours ago

    maybe its not "big enuff" for your show, but as a WAstate born'raised i wanna know. how is a state, currently consider one of the bluest/greenest states. with the votes on legistlation and representation to evidence it. the home of the most dominant, monopolistic, human-neglecting-profit-maximizing megacorps? boeing, microsoft, amazon. in my lifetime, there have been 2 "richest people in the world". both hail from the evergreen state. which is home of evergreen college. which has the viral video of some kids going full-retard on some profs.

  • Glauro Priori Campello

    Don't you forget EMBRAER, a Brazilian Aircraft Industry, now a partnership with Boeing, and presently with office in Beijing?

  • Abhay Gupta
    Abhay Gupta 6 hours ago

    Bloody Chinese all low quality product manufacturer huh

  • Ming Fang
    Ming Fang 9 hours ago

    The challenge of Boeing is quality not opportunity.

  • Adolf Galand
    Adolf Galand 9 hours ago

    Let's start a trade war, that'll solve Boeings problems.

  • Roger Froud
    Roger Froud 10 hours ago

    The biggest long term issue is definitely that China will eventually make their own aircraft, just like they've made everything else. You can bet they're stealing the IP for these and are reverse engineering what they can't steal. Once they're starting making their own, the rest of the world can kiss goodbye to selling them any aircraft.

  • Steve P
    Steve P 10 hours ago +1

    China is building it's very own airliner.
    With technology stolen from Western Companies.
    In the years prior to the institution of "controls" on technology , China robbed us blind.

  • The Philosopher of Culture

    We all know that American institutions tend to be compromised by the companies that they are supposed to oversee. If the financial interests are large enough and the officials are of low morale, which they at some point of time will be if only by chance, all rules and laws are discarded. This happens to all societies based on money as its principal guiding principle, including South Korea and Japan. The Boeing scandal is just one of many. It started in public awareness with the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant scandal in 1979. It is a flaw of capitalism.

  • M B
    M B 10 hours ago

    I think you mean a trio, not a trifecta

  • 閻宇
    閻宇 11 hours ago

    Look how Macron's smiling. He must be grateful to DT.

  • anthony wong
    anthony wong 11 hours ago

    When you are flying in a MAX how many of you have thoughts of will this crash?

  • DD
    DD 12 hours ago

    Few things are "always" good. COMPETITION is one of those things that is ALWAYS GOOD. No exceptions.

  • Zeus Knobblewacker
    Zeus Knobblewacker 12 hours ago +6

    I see you didn’t include Taiwan on your map of China...
    🇹🇼 🇹🇼🇹🇼

  • Just4Kixs
    Just4Kixs 12 hours ago

    And thus begins the wane of the USA as the leading nation of the world. That was the past century.
    It's China's turn this century.

  • Deren Bong
    Deren Bong 13 hours ago

    allies? China has no frens, China colonizes countries through debt traps,

  • BUrton BinGer
    BUrton BinGer 13 hours ago

    When folks used "propped up" by the defence industry, it becomes unclear what the industry does. Defence, isn't a topic for discussion when soldiers are dying only when we feel safe. President Eisenhower said "beware" the defence industrial complex, you know the one that gave him his win WW2, it's not unheard of bad contracts being pushed through, on one hand but with a 700 billion annual bill money is flowing faster than can be spotted, until it's too late. The government does not "prop-up" Boeing or any other single company it is just as bad with all contractors, history mostly discovers the screwups but in the meantime, we sleep well and are military has enough bullets. So let's not follow an anxious moment for an old General, work on the value of defence, sleep well and prosper.

  • Deren Bong
    Deren Bong 13 hours ago

    you're a very naive commentator, u seriously believe everything that China says?

  • Brad Wolf
    Brad Wolf 13 hours ago +1

    China has a much stronger 強 position with boeung 寶行。- 郭天元

  • Sayan guria
    Sayan guria 15 hours ago

    I generally dislike communists but china took the right decision by grounding MAX. FAA's corrupted behaviour was endangering lives of passenger around world.

    • Jlassi Jlali
      Jlassi Jlali 14 hours ago

      it is not FAA corrupted it is more about the Goverment! he with years give them less and less Money ... they really killing it sslowly! ..and this all because Boeing corrupttion ..

  • LilacDoe
    LilacDoe 16 hours ago

    You mean the US elected a mentally unstable president and now China is rapidly becoming a world leader... ~shocked~

  • Alpha Lobster
    Alpha Lobster 16 hours ago +1

    Boeing 737, the finest aircraft I have ever flown.

  • A. H.
    A. H. 16 hours ago

    The problem is not china, the problem is boeing

  • LogicalDrone
    LogicalDrone 18 hours ago

    If Ryan Air or any other non-Chinese airline were to start using the C919, I would never take that flight. I wouldn't trust the build quality.

  • JackyDawg12
    JackyDawg12 19 hours ago

    "Just by LOOKING at this plane, you can tell it's built to compete directly with Airbus' A320 and Boeing's 737"
    uhhh no I did not notice that

  • Yanshuo Li
    Yanshuo Li 20 hours ago

    why wasnt taiwan also red?! china No.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))

  • king james488
    king james488 22 hours ago

    "we want compensation for choosing not to use your planes!"
    typical china...
    I can't wait til they build their own plane and cheap out on everything, kill a bunch of people, and blame boeing/airbus because they copied their planes poorly.

  • Chris Edwards
    Chris Edwards Day ago

    tfw you haven't filled your China and airplane-related video quota

  • James Collins
    James Collins Day ago

    Again .... a Chinese Communist mentality of stealing other people’s technology to make themselves successful.

  • Abhishek Sahu
    Abhishek Sahu Day ago

    Please make a video on logistics of movie making..for example all aspects of avengers,from star cast to planning to VFX pipeline

  • shad manigat
    shad manigat Day ago

    China is a separate planet, the want to build everything

  • Boruto Shippuden

    1:10 where is Asias graph

  • Ket
    Ket Day ago

    China is a good market for Test and Computation PMA Replacement Articles.

  • Darth Plagueis
    Darth Plagueis Day ago

    i hate China but i like that they challenge the US when it comes to power, The US always think they can get away with everything so someone needs to put them in
    their place

  • Ian Britton
    Ian Britton Day ago

    You're wrong. The max is TOAST.

  • Ojoe2010
    Ojoe2010 Day ago

    Too bad they misspelled 'probrem'

  • Don Ogoobo
    Don Ogoobo Day ago

    The world used to listen and take clues from the US FAA in most matters having to do with aircraft operation. BUT, now after the 737 MAX debacle, they showed just how deep they were in Boeing's pocket. (By allowing Boeing to fix and regulate them self) The Chinese FAA will now be the world respected regulatory organization for aircraft.

  • Titus Kilonzo
    Titus Kilonzo Day ago

    When you say Africa, you mean Kenya?

  • denis monnoyeur
    denis monnoyeur Day ago


  • Antoine Eric
    Antoine Eric Day ago

    China is playing Boeing againt Airbus and Airbus against Boeing.

  • Jlassi Jlali
    Jlassi Jlali Day ago

    Boeing doomed herlsef i mean i watch a documentary that People work with Boeing refuse flying in that plane! because they know how much it is not save! God
    i watch some documentary about Boeing plane accident! but what make WTF in contract with country they have No right to blame Boeing if the accident was because the plane not the pilote! LOL

  • Panagiotis Kardaras

    Interesting to see that now COMAC as 3 orders of 35 frames from Air China, China Eastern and China Southern

  • KendrickMan
    KendrickMan Day ago

    At what point did wendover exclusively become an aviation channel?

  • xiaobin zhao
    xiaobin zhao Day ago


  • abc def
    abc def Day ago

    boeing is dead, since boeing lied about 737 max's safety and blamed it on other inncocent countries. just buy airbus's.

    • Jlassi Jlali
      Jlassi Jlali Day ago

      i watch a show about egypte Boeing plane accident they Blame copilote when in the end it was problem with the Tail that Boeing admit years later and fix it later!

  • William Limarjo
    William Limarjo Day ago

    Boeing has worked with US Military and gets so many contracts so far. So does Huawei, get so many contract both from PLA and Chinese Government.
    US plays Huawei Card. China plays Boeing Card.
    What us the different?

  • David Geldberg
    David Geldberg Day ago

    Nothing says safety and quality like a chinese made jet LMAO

  • imam nurhidayat
    imam nurhidayat Day ago

    China has the great ability to do a reverse engineering.. I admit that

  • Jesse Politis
    Jesse Politis Day ago

    12:20 I want to be in that class.