Boeing's China Problem

  • Published: 10 September 2019
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Comments • 2 798

  • Zeus Knobblewacker
    Zeus Knobblewacker  23 minutes back

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


    🇹🇼 🇹🇼🇹🇼

    • Just4Kixs
      Just4Kixs  40 minutes back

      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  1 hours back

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

        • BUrton BinGer
          BUrton BinGer  1 hours back

          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  1 hours back

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

            • Brad Wolf
              Brad Wolf  1 hours back

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

              • Sayan guria
                Sayan guria  3 hours back

                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  3 hours back

                  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  4 hours back

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

                • Alpha Lobster
                  Alpha Lobster  4 hours back

                  Boeing 737, the finest aircraft I have ever flown.

                  • A. H.
                    A. H.  4 hours back

                    The problem is not china, the problem is boeing

                    • LogicalDrone
                      LogicalDrone  7 hours back

                      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  8 hours back

                        "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  9 hours back

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

                          • king james488
                            king james488  10 hours back

                            "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  12 hours back

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

                              • James Collins
                                James Collins  13 hours back

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

                                • Abhishek Sahu
                                  Abhishek Sahu  13 hours back

                                  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  13 hours back

                                    China is a separate planet, the want to build everything

                                    • Boruto Shippuden
                                      Boruto Shippuden  13 hours back

                                      1:10 where is Asias graph

                                      • Ket
                                        Ket  13 hours back

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

                                        • Darth Plagueis
                                          Darth Plagueis  14 hours back

                                          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  14 hours back

                                            You're wrong. The max is TOAST.

                                            • Ojoe2010
                                              Ojoe2010  15 hours back

                                              Too bad they misspelled 'probrem'

                                              • Don Ogoobo
                                                Don Ogoobo  15 hours back

                                                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  15 hours back

                                                  When you say Africa, you mean Kenya?

                                                  • denis monnoyeur
                                                    denis monnoyeur  15 hours back


                                                    • Antoine Eric
                                                      Antoine Eric  15 hours back

                                                      China is playing Boeing againt Airbus and Airbus against Boeing.

                                                      • Jlassi Jlali
                                                        Jlassi Jlali  16 hours back

                                                        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
                                                          Panagiotis Kardaras  18 hours back

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

                                                          • KendrickMan
                                                            KendrickMan  20 hours back

                                                            At what point did wendover exclusively become an aviation channel?

                                                            • xiaobin zhao
                                                              xiaobin zhao  20 hours back


                                                              • abc def
                                                                abc def  21 hours back

                                                                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  16 hours back

                                                                  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  22 hours back

                                                                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  23 hours back

                                                                  Nothing says safety and quality like a chinese made jet LMAO

                                                                • imam nurhidayat
                                                                  imam nurhidayat  24 hours back

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

                                                                  • Jesse Politis
                                                                    Jesse Politis  1 days back

                                                                    12:20 I want to be in that class.

                                                                    • anthony li
                                                                      anthony li  1 days back

                                                                      TAIWAN IS PART OF CHINA!!!! PLEASE MARK TAIWAN AS PART OF CHINA!!!!!

                                                                      • souris verte
                                                                        souris verte  1 days back

                                                                        overpopulation is obviously a problem...but nobody is doing a thing about it

                                                                        • Johnny Ho
                                                                          Johnny Ho  1 days back

                                                                          Besides computer parts like chips , its all over soon for US made planes like Boeing , the Chinese C919 and Russia China C929 are coming out soon. China Air Force is also buying more Russian renewed and improved SU57 after the initial deliveries were found to be fantastic by the Chines air force pilots.

                                                                          • Laura O'Chamney
                                                                            Laura O'Chamney  1 days back

                                                                            Nah, Chinese made aircrafts are the worst. They're noisy, unreliable and unsafe. Similarly, other countries like Russia have built their own planes, but they have gone nowhere. Despite some accidents here and there, Boeing aircrafts are still the safest on the planet. According to the latest reports, the average person living in the United States has a 1 in 102 chance of dying in a car crash, compared to a 1 in 205,552 chance of dying as a passenger on an airplane.

                                                                            • Libero Arkangelos
                                                                              Libero Arkangelos  1 days back

                                                                              Stop trading with china

                                                                              • Laura Wieng
                                                                                Laura Wieng  1 days back

                                                                                Wait! Did this video just say $35 billion worth of [Boeing] aircraft sales to China? Clueless Wendover Productions is totally out of touch with reality. Since last year, China has paid the US over $65 billion for the tariffs on Chinese goods. Next year, the money is going to reach over $100 billion as a result of new tariffs. You do the math. Does the US need more aircraft sales to China? Probably NOT!

                                                                                • Laura Wieng
                                                                                  Laura Wieng  1 days back

                                                                                  Wait! Did this video just say $35 billion worth of [Boeing] aircraft sales to China? Clueless Wendover Productions is totally out of touch with reality. Since last year, China has paid the US over $65 billion for the tariffs on Chinese goods. Next year, the money is going to reach over $100 billion as a result of new tariffs. You do the math. Does the US need more aircraft sales to China? Probably NOT!

                                                                                  • BigphilyB
                                                                                    BigphilyB  1 days back

                                                                                    Airbus über Allen ÜBER ALLEN IM DEM WELT

                                                                                    • Papa Dollar
                                                                                      Papa Dollar  1 days back

                                                                                      Boeing is in Seattle, lived there for a decade and they only are good for the Washington state population, not the rest of country. Sooo maybe it’s time we get another airplane company in American soil 👍

                                                                                      • Joe Burns
                                                                                        Joe Burns  1 days back

                                                                                        Be kind of scary to fly on a made in China aircraft. No thanks.

                                                                                        • TYLO
                                                                                          TYLO  23 hours back

                                                                                          could not be worse than Boeing aircrafts.

                                                                                      • digigarb
                                                                                        digigarb  1 days back

                                                                                        Even Chinese planes are knockoffs!!!

                                                                                        • AYL1688
                                                                                          AYL1688  1 days back

                                                                                          737 Max? No, thanks !