Stboao From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1711 times:
Here’s a conundrum…
Taiwan’s president, Annette Lu, claims Boeing officials canceled her scheduled visit to a Boeing facility under pressure from communist China. Boeing currently has a 10 747-400 order on the books from China Air (Taiwanese) worth approximately 2 billion dollars. However, mainland China might be a huge Boeing customer when the Chinese start buying jets.
Are 10 747-400 orders in the hand worth an unknown quantity of orders in the bush?
(As of Monday, there’s no evidence China put any pressure on Boeing to cancel the president’s visit.)
Wunderk From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
Annette Lu is Taiwan's vice-president...and no, the 747-400Fs are still in the order books. To be realistic, I don't think Airbus will let a Taiwanese vice-president to visit either...so what's Taiwan gonna do, not buy any jets?