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  • China to buy over $1tn worth of planes by 2036 as economy expands – Boeing

    CHINA, 2017/09/07 Economic increase in China has spurred an increasing request for aircraft, says Boeing. The US airplane maker has updated China's purchasing estimate to $1.1 trillion in the next two decades. Boeing estimates China will buy 7,240 aircraft by 2036, 6.3 % higher than the US company’s previous prediction of 6,810 planes last year.
  • China begins to mass produce regional jetliner ARJ21-700

    CHINA, 2017/07/11 A Chinese aircraft manufacturer has been certified to mass produce the country's home-grown regional jetliner ARJ21-700. The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) said it obtained the production license from the General Government of Civil Aviation on Sunday. The company plans to deliver five ARJ21-700 jetliners by the end of this year.
  • China to add freight train service to south Asia

    CHINA, 2017/07/11 Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, is preparing to launch a second freight train service to south Asia. The new line will start from Lanzhou, travelling through Kashgar in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the Gwadar Port of Pakistan, Xu Chunhua, director of Lanzhou International Trade and Logistic Park, said at the China Lanzhou Investment and Trade equitable. In May last year, a rail and road cargo service opened between Lanzhou and Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • First Chinese-built passenger jet makes maiden flight

    CHINA, 2017/05/08 The initial Chinese-built passenger jet has taken to the skies for a politically charged maiden flight that authorities claimed would propel the country into a new era of aviation. The C919, a twin-engine airliner designed to compete with the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737, took off from Shanghai’s Pudong International airport just next 2pm on Friday and landed back there again 80 minutes later. The symbolic flight, which the government has celebrated as further evidence of China’s rise, was broadcast live on national-controlled television. “Today this is it! We have witnessed the successful takeoff!” said Yang Chengxi, a reporter for national-broadcaster CGTN, as the single-aisle jet powered into the skies over China’s financial capital.
  • China says it respects navigation freedom in South China Sea

    CHINA, 2015/11/15 China said Friday it respects freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea despite reports its ground controllers issued warnings to US strategic bombers flying over the area this week. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Friday that China opposed flights that used such freedoms as mere legal cover, strongly implying that Beijing considered the flights by the B-52 bombers on Sunday and Monday as an excuse to challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea. China "firmly opposes violating international law and undermining China's sovereignty and security interests under the pretext of navigation and overflight freedom," Hong told reporters at a regular news conference. Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban said Thursday the pair of B-52s flew routine missions in international airspace in the vicinity of the Spratly islands and received two verbal warnings from a Chinese ground controller.
  • China Rides the Rails of Ethiopia's Development

    CHINA, 2015/11/15 Ethiopia's Addis Ababa Rail project opened last month to the delight of excited residents of the country's capital. The $475 million urban rail project - funded by China - is one of the majority obvious examples of Beijing's huge role in Ethiopia's infrastructure development. The world's most populous country has as well built dams, roads, and factories in Ethiopia, and even gifted Addis Ababa the African Union headquarters, which cost $200 million. Gedion Gamora, a research fellow at Erasmus Mundus University in the Netherlands, said while the relationship between China and Ethiopia goes back to ancient times, formal relations between the nations began only in 1970.
  • China Aviation Supplies Holding Company orders 30 A330 Family and 100 A320 Family aircraft

    CHINA, 2015/10/29 China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a General Terms Agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the acquisition of 30 A330 Family aircraft and 100 A320 Family aircraft. The 30 A330s are the firm up of the commitment signed in June 2015. The GTA was signed in Beijing by Li Hai, President and CEO of CAS, and Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus, in the presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “We are grateful to CAS, one of our longest standing customers, for its continued confidence in Airbus and in the versatile A330 Family inclunding the best-selling A320 Family,” said Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO of Airbus. “With these 30 A330 options presently firmed up, CAS’ total number of orders for the popular Airbus widebody is this year 75 aircraft.
  • China firm gains contract on feasibility study for Indian high-speed railway

    CHINA, 2015/09/30 A consortium of Chinese and Indian companies will conduct a feasibility study for a high-speed railroad linking New Delhi and Mumbai, China Railway Corporation (CRC) said on Wednesday. The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation, a subsidiary of CRC, will work with Indian firms, dispatching rail experts to initiate the study for the 1,200-km railway, CRC said.
  • China to deliver 500 new-energy buses to Thailand

    CHINA, 2015/09/30 Chinese bus maker BONLUCK will deliver 500 new energy buses to Thailand by the end of this year. The gas buses were ordered by a Bangkok bus company in a 50-million dollar transaction signed in 2014, said Li Han, vice general manager of CHTC BONLUCK BUS Co., Ltd. The buses are designed to carry a maximum of 100 passengers each, Li said.
  • Kazakhstan to increase cargo transit on China-Europe route

    CHINA, 2015/08/05 Kazakhstan Temir Zholy national railways company plans to transit 42,000 containers on the China-Europe-China route, and this figure is almost 40 times additional than in 2011. This remark was made by company President Askar Mamin at a conference dedicated to the Transport Workers’ Day on August 3. Mamin said that the additional volume of container transportation from China to Europe and vise-versa in 2014 allowed for an increase of revenues from transit traffic by 13.7 % compared to 2013, Kazakhstan’s Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund reported.