Perhaps China wants to study both Boeing and Airbus aircraft because they're thinking of developing their own line of single aisle aircraft.
I'm sorry, but, I don't see China as a nation you can strong arm into buying anything from anybody. The news casts over here keep referring to the U.S. as being the world's only super power, but, who really knows what China's got? Not a gamble I'm willing to take.
With over one fifth of the world's population, I imagine China is capable of doing almost anything they want...... Including designing and manufacturing airplanes for civilian transport.
And that's my two cents. I can almost hear the uproar already :-]
Nevermind political correctness - Envision using your turn signals!