Boeing's China Problem

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Comments • 2 766

  • king james488
    king james488 Day 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.

  • anthony li
    anthony li Day ago +1


  • souris verte
    souris verte Day ago

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

  • Johnny Ho
    Johnny Ho 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    Stop trading with china

  • Laura Wieng
    Laura Wieng 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago +1

    Airbus über Allen ÜBER ALLEN IM DEM WELT

  • Papa Dollar
    Papa Dollar 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

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

    • TYLO
      TYLO Day ago

      could not be worse than Boeing aircrafts.

  • digigarb
    digigarb 2 days ago

    Even Chinese planes are knockoffs!!!

  • AYL1688
    AYL1688 2 days ago

    737 Max? No, thanks !

  • ian narita
    ian narita 2 days ago

    I am kind of curious why COMAC is having problems with the ARJ21. It is essentially a DC-9. And the DC-9 is a fairly simple aircraft as commercial aircraft go. Cables not hydraulics(or fly-by-wire), a relatively simple flap and slat wing.
    The main change was a new engine. Douglas did not have a lot of problems back in the 1960's developing the plane.

  • the1onlynoob
    the1onlynoob 2 days ago

    Boeing made a faulty product, they need to compensate their customers regardless of who it is, government or private. How is it a symbolic move from the chinese government point of view when the losses of not running a X number of planes on Y number of flights over Z number of days literally calculable?

  • worddunlap
    worddunlap 2 days ago

    They deserve each other. China probably copied them....

  • Dysputant
    Dysputant 2 days ago

    Cooperate with company > Steal tech > Build your own copy > Profit

  • Fırat Turk
    Fırat Turk 2 days ago

    Just a whif of bias, but a bias still: FAA not being the "worlds" sole aviation authority is not a "problem", but a god-sent gift to global aviation safety. Especially after the scandal that is FAA allowing Boeing certify it's own products under the pretense of defending Boeing in global competition. When you admit to taking your own side, you can't claim to represent everybody. That's just not going to happen.

  • zhli
    zhli 2 days ago

    That's a good example of trade war casualties: Boeing will permanently lose China market. Because, American companies like Boeing are seen as unreliable. When trade relationship goes sour, everything can be weaponized. When trade war further deepens, China will cutoff rare earth supplies to the US and that'd be devastating to tech industries and economy.

  • Tyler Aschen
    Tyler Aschen 2 days ago

    USA*, not America.

  • Matteo Mariano
    Matteo Mariano 2 days ago

    Amazing video as always. You say the C919 has the same engines as the neo and MAX (CFM Leap1A/ PW1000G on some neos) but you say the C919 will operate GE engines. Do you know which ones?

  • kapachangos
    kapachangos 2 days ago

    You forgot Embraer..

  • Wolfgang Gartner
    Wolfgang Gartner 2 days ago

    Honestly fuck Boeing.
    Surrender your safety testing to Europe,
    Then yes Boeing.
    When you’re serving a Global market you shouldn’t be the only one allowed to investigate yourself regarding safety implications.

  • ulfpe
    ulfpe 2 days ago

    China could swap Huawei against Boeing "safety concerns"

  • Jiefu Zhang
    Jiefu Zhang 2 days ago

    Boeing, can you just make a good plane? You will be out of the Chinese market, not because of China, it is because Boeing cannot make a good plane.

  • Bob Deckx
    Bob Deckx 2 days ago

    Boeing China Probrem

  • Gary Davis
    Gary Davis 2 days ago

    Boeing Boeing, Gone just a matter of time

  • Mark Snyder
    Mark Snyder 2 days ago

    So wrong. The Max will get recertified - and the Chinese will take delivery. The wait for A320’s is too long.; all airlines will get some compensation from Boeing. The Trade War is hammering the already poor economy much, much more than the US - please start getting your business news from a source that isn’t far Left and anti-Trump. And the 3rd issue - COMAC - is as much Airbus’ as Boeing. Yes, the Chinese will be buying their own planes. Some poorer Asian countries might to - but not that many.
    Usually like your videos but this is very poor, with no basis in reality.

  • THEEND123321
    THEEND123321 2 days ago +1

    so planes made in China suck and are bad! nothing new here folks......

  • Mar Blox
    Mar Blox 2 days ago +1

    I hope COMAC succeeds. I love all the high quality low priced things I buy from Walmart.
    For all you high priced labor workers - FU.!!!

  • Mike B
    Mike B 2 days ago

    Hong Kong as a Communists China problem.

  • Mark Fischer
    Mark Fischer 2 days ago

    Boeing will fix the problem that caused the two crashes. There's no doubt of that. The trade war with China would have caused China to cancel its future purchases anyway. The US can retaliate by not certifying the Chinese plane and not granting it landing rights in the US or its territories. It can also pressure its local allies like South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, and Japan to do the same.I don't think it will take too much persuasion. The EU will continue to rely on Airbus as its number one supplier. I doubt China will make many inroads in that market. Russia is also developing its own new passenger plane and so is not likely to allow China to compete effectively there either. The FAA has already given China a large number of defects in design and construction to fix. Perhaps the list will grow longer indefinitely. Boeing will rely to a large degree on the US domestic market and on its military products for its customers. Many outside the US not directly involved with the US China trade war will continue to purchase Boeing civilian aircraft for their fleets.

  • Carlo B
    Carlo B 2 days ago

    the FAA allowed Boeing to self regulate on some things Wow what a monumental F...up! how typical of an America Inc. Corporation eyeing the potential dollars first before completing the job with aplomb .

    • Jlassi Jlali
      Jlassi Jlali Day ago +1

      USA give FAA less and less Money! it is true corruption

  • DavidisDawei
    DavidisDawei 2 days ago


  • ottavva
    ottavva 2 days ago

    I hate AIRBUS and it just can't be helped

  • YG LEO
    YG LEO 2 days ago

    warning Taiwan is part of china

  • Eris Young
    Eris Young 2 days ago +1

    So this video is actually about boeing's 737 Max problem

  • Jim Dighton
    Jim Dighton 2 days ago

    The future is chinese, Chinese companies will make even the best American companies obsolete

    • EpicPlayer
      EpicPlayer 2 days ago

      Sinopec has entered the chatroom.

  • Keyser Soze
    Keyser Soze 2 days ago

    Im sure Boeings technology was stolen long ago...cmon if they steal fighter tech, why not commercial planes?

  • Timbuck Too
    Timbuck Too 2 days ago

    Haha. Boeing Sucks. There politically correct hiring practice has bit them in the ass. Serves them right for not hiring the most qualified(mostly white) engineers.
    The MAX is Dead. So is Boeing

  • josh otis
    josh otis 2 days ago

    They can buy all our Max 8 for what we payed for them

  • josh otis
    josh otis 2 days ago

    china is going too take out all seats but 1st class and make everyone stand so they can fly 2 times as many people per a plane.

    ASGAR Q 2 days ago

    Boycott China Products

  • Amidat
    Amidat 2 days ago

    So you are saying Comac should have rushed through the ARJ21??? It's a commercial plane - not a bicycle! If they rushed it would end up crashing like the Boeing 737. Comac's record is safe... That's what they are concerned about.

  • elysian fields
    elysian fields 2 days ago

    "Civil aviation" in China? BS! They are all military transports supporting the conscienceless CCP. Boeing is a mindless, commercial whore!

  • Phil Zappa
    Phil Zappa 2 days ago +1

    Build your own.plane Han...see how hard it is....Remember...Usa did not steal your plans or designs...because...U GOT NONE

    • Jiefu Zhang
      Jiefu Zhang 2 days ago

      That is exactly what they are doing. You will not see an Boeing 737 max again in China. They will have their own plane c919, c929 ec.

  • Grishanya
    Grishanya 2 days ago

    You forgot to mention that C919 is build together with Russian company Irkut which is simultaneously developing MS-21 aircraft. Yes, GE engines are currently installed on C919 but its gonna be changed for PD-14 as soon as Russian institutions will finish the development of that. So it's even more dangerous since soon we will have MS-21 and C919 taking on Boeing 737 and Airbus A320neo together :)
    Also there's a potential competition if Russia finally reallizes what to do with Il-96-400M because it needs new engines which Russia doesnt have but its a very good plane that can carry more than 450 passengers

  • A. Al Khayyat
    A. Al Khayyat 2 days ago


  • Ian Montgomery
    Ian Montgomery 2 days ago

    What about the C929 which is due in a couple of years.

  • A Mohamed Nazel
    A Mohamed Nazel 2 days ago +2

    nobody trust 737max anymore or Boeing for that matter..they don't keep their word and cut corners on safety and make huge profits by compromising safety

  • James McKay
    James McKay 2 days ago

    I like tour xhannel. A constructive critisism is to SLOW Sown your speech. It almost hurts,

  • Billy
    Billy 2 days ago

    "China is building their own air plane"... yeah no shit, the cheating scum steal everyone's IP to build their "own".

  • Supreme Overlord
    Supreme Overlord 2 days ago

    FAA is a joke!

  • ThatDutchguy
    ThatDutchguy 2 days ago

    Boeing has a safety and quality problem,...let's start with that.
    Not to mention that, the US government and the FAA have both grandfathered in either their direct backing and in the case of the FAA their carte blanc approval to Boeing.
    And that's wrong on soooooo many levels.

  • Glen 897
    Glen 897 2 days ago

    Another aspect of Chinese air travel not mentioned is air space overcrowding around the major cities. I do wonder if one day Comac will buy the rights and tooling for the Airbus A380. It has been a commercial flop for Airbus, but is actually a good plane in search of a purpose. Reducing air space congestion around the biggest Chinese cities may be that purpose.

  • cxplayxc
    cxplayxc 2 days ago +1

    who wants to fly a China plane ? i would never

  • Alan Tan
    Alan Tan 3 days ago

    So, 737 Max is made for(emphasized) china, designed from the USA.

  • Mireille Davidson
    Mireille Davidson 3 days ago

    This is somewhat misleading. The world does not tank its cues from the fAT, in fact the FAT were the last authority worldwide to ground the plane. The Ethopian, Canandia and UK authorities were one of the first to respond, with China and Europe and the rest of the world, excluding USA, swiftly following.
    The history of how this plane came to market I horrific and I never expected it from Boeing, having always held them in such high regard. But ever since their merger with McDoanld Douglas, its been all about the profit. This situation is just BS however, if you have the finance there is definitely a gap, or rather a gaping hole, for a new manufacturer.
    But please remember, the rest of the world's aviation don't wait on the drippings of the FAA , they are quite capable of making their own decisions, as is evident by the worldwide grounding of a beautiful but flawed plane.

  • tony he
    tony he 3 days ago +1

    Just wanna remind ya that Taiwan is a province of China,which means it is a part of China,so ur map was wrong.

  • Mike G
    Mike G 3 days ago

    Yes, COMAC already stole US technology.
    I worked at GE Aviation.
    COMAC contracted with GE to design, test and manufacture avionics for them.
    COMAC pulled out of the contract when GE developed most of the design and tech.
    COMAC took the IP and ran, made their own planes.
    So GE payed millions to develop the tech, only to have China renege on the contract.
    China- 1, GE- 0.

  • Reza Adel
    Reza Adel 3 days ago

    This is just the beginning.

  • Mark Stuckey
    Mark Stuckey 3 days ago +96

    In China most big companies are government owned, in the USA most government is big company owned.

    • Endika Euskadikoa
      Endika Euskadikoa Day ago

      @Harold Potsdamer hahahaha, wtf, how you simplify that so much! -.-

    • Harold Potsdamer
      Harold Potsdamer Day ago +5

      In Communism, the state owns the companies, in capitalism the companies own the state. In socialism, the people are the owners, neither the state or the companies.

    • Anik Samiur Rahman
      Anik Samiur Rahman 2 days ago +4

      No wonder these two nations are on a collision course.

  • R Greenup
    R Greenup 3 days ago

    Boeing and the FAA have been incredibly stupid concerning the Max, the only reason I can think of why this happened is because both considered themselves above ordinary considerations and a law unto themselves. They have opened the door for China and helped Airbus at the same time, unbelievable.

  • Hector Lalalala
    Hector Lalalala 3 days ago

    I wish china all the best. But i gotta say that i hate Chinese people. That was a bipolar comment 😭😂🙄

  • Kamal Yadav
    Kamal Yadav 3 days ago +1

    Please make a video on Air Asia and Malaysian airlines safety standards.
    I think they are not allowed to fly in Europe airspace

  • Sydney dorono
    Sydney dorono 3 days ago

    The map is wrong, ewww

  • Andrew C
    Andrew C 3 days ago +1

    It's going to start off unreliable and cheap. Then after a few years it will be more reliable, possibly even more reliable than the competition, and cheaper still. You see the Chinese are moving on into robotic manufacturing. That will make it cheap, but like everything else they manufacture, it has taken a few years to get the products right, as it does for anyone developing a product, but the difference is the Chinese improve faster. Everything happens faster in China. They can build a whole city faster than it takes to build a nuclear reactor back in Blighty. lol

  • Shawn Li
    Shawn Li 3 days ago

    Boeing 737, comfort to die for

  • T Brown Records
    T Brown Records 3 days ago

    Oh wow

  • B. Baker
    B. Baker 3 days ago

    Of course China is making their own aircraft where else will they put there asbestos and recycling

  • Greg Adam
    Greg Adam 3 days ago

    The fixes for the max are being held back like what happened to NASSA . Yes they need to be fixed properly but give China the opportunity they will lose the initiative and the market.

  • Steven Lewis
    Steven Lewis 3 days ago +1

    How about a video on the United States Boeing problems? the USN Super Hornet problem, the 777X engine problems or the USAF F-15X V's F-35 problem.

  • DeepCupsChan119
    DeepCupsChan119 3 days ago

    Nah I never fly to China just Europe,Canada,USA,japan,Australia,Singapore and Vietnam but never go to China cause that country is stupid

    John MCCULLOCH 3 days ago

    China is a problem PERIOD>

  • X Y Z
    X Y Z 3 days ago

    Boeing Boeing GONE!

  • Charles Shi
    Charles Shi 3 days ago

    Appeal President Xi Jinping To Order Criminal Investigation

  • Tom Meyers
    Tom Meyers 3 days ago

    China's Boeing problem. Ka-Boom!

  • Richard Tompkins
    Richard Tompkins 3 days ago

    This what happens when you get China involved..... now they got they are making there own.