CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping has envisaged the “Made in China 2025” dream plan to reduce the country’s gigantic reliance on foreign technologies, ranging from jet engines, semiconductors to satellites. Under the same ambitious program, China has been looking to compete with globally renowned commercial airplane manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus SE. In fact, Xi Jinping aims to turn China into a commercial airplane manufacturing hegemon very soon. Since the very outset, such ambitions have been made to go through a rough and patchy path. However, The President Donald Trump has dealt the final blow to China’s commercial airlines sector.
In his final days of presidency, Donald Trump is leaving no stone unturned to make Jinping’s life miserable. Now, in what comes as a major move which has spelt the death knell of China’s commercial airlines sector, the Trump administration has added Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, better known as Comac, to a Defense Department list of companies having ties with the Chinese military establishment.