Forgetting the unfortunate implications of using the adjective "Chinese", let's look at the facts. What exactly does the 7E7 have in common with the A330 other than its 2-4-2 seating configuration? Two wings, two engines and a tail? As if the composite fuselage, faster crusing speed and larger windows weren't enough, just the swappable engine feature alone would be enough to substantially differentiate the 7E7 from the A330. And believe me, that feature is going to be HUGE, since it will boost resale values dramatically. The added flexibility will be a major advantage for the big leasing companies (ILFC, GECAS, etc.) in particular.
If the 7E7 is a copy of the A330, then the A320 was a copy of the 757, the A340 was a copy of the 707, the A330 was a copy of the 767, and all of the above were copies of the DC-3.
Believe me, I have nothing against Airbus--they make fine aircraft that can hold their own against anything Boeing produces--but I kinda wish Forgeard would stop shooting his mouth off for a while. Comments like this just don't sound very intelligent.
Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire