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by c933103
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Can we prevent the next war?

IMHO about the only thing that will trigger a military response from the west is if they go fill out military occupation of Taiwan. Short of that, EU had been totally weak when it come to response, US imposed sanctions here and there (and can certainly wreck the whole financial system in HK) but so...

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by c933103
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paper Straws
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Paper Straws

Paoer straw at the end will taste like a solid version of the drink mixed with paper

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by c933103
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can we prevent the next war?
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Can we prevent the next war?

Recently, China have conducted some provocative actions along/around its border. For example, it have triggered conflicts along its border with India, it have attacked Vietnamese fishing boats in the South China Sea, and it have planted a NKVD into Hong Kong to impose full control on the city, just ...

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by c933103
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 2029

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I know several people who think Covid19 is man made. Never mind the fact that every scientist on earth has viewed this thing and it’s apparently rather obvious if a virus is manufactured. They prefer living in a bad Hollywood movie plot than actual reality. Besides, if it was man made, whats the go...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

I suppose the title should read as Chinese American. No one give a damn about millions of brown people being discriminated in the name of airport security theater for 19 years because 19 Saudis did real bad things and 3000+ died. All the random secondary screenings were totally random. Happy to hav...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

Difference between each of them are greater than e.g. the difference between a White man and a Latino man. Caucasian is a race. Latino is an ethnicity. You can be both, one or the other, or neither. Quit while you're behind. If you classify ot this way then Indian would be Caucasian instead of Mong...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump, asks Interpol to help

Ah, the advantages of not being a member of the ICC. Iraq (under US pressure) and Iran are not ratification parties of the ICC. Buuuuuut... the ICC is involved when a crime happens in a ratifying member, such as Afghanistan. The US Prezidump can make waah-wahh-waaah as long as he wants. I thought I...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

I would say it'd be more meaningful to group them according to e.g. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc. And that is what some act in the United States, like AB1726, are trying to do. Those would be nationalities, not races. Difference between each of them are greater than e.g. the difference be...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

"Asian" isn't even a race. It's just a label being used conveniently for race politics in America Can you please define the races for us? What do you consider the races to be? Jeremy I would say it'd be more meaningful to group them according to e.g. Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, etc...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

"Asian" isn't even a race. It's just a label being used conveniently for race politics in America Yet you title the thread "Asian American". Yes because the topic was about American race politics. It is a way to conveniently classify people, but not a way to tell which group a p...

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by c933103
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

It does? What did you have in mind? Just looked it up and people of Asian heritage are 5.6% of the US population. So, what are the demands... it's not about education, it's not about money or jobs.... what are we talking about? Movie roles? Equal treatment doesn't only mean the distribution of soci...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Asian American and situation of minority in the United States.

From my personal observation, nowadays in society like the United States, race is often a heated political topic, most people agrees that member of different races should be treated equally but there are different opinion on what really count as "being treated equally" for different races....

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by c933103
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Turning off auto-correct?
Replies: 22
Views: 991

Re: Turning off auto-correct?

Ig depends, my most common error that need spellcheck correction is pressing u/i/o/p keys incorrectly when I am on my phone keyboard. Since u/i/o are all vowels, replacing one with another could make it much harder to understand or caused people to mistake it as other words. Like If I mistyped wired...

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by c933103
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6466

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

I don't think number of repatriation flights is an issue, I would expect at some point it will be more than 100% of previously scheduled flights because of the number of evacuees and time limits. Thousands of Indians may be facing visa overstay conditions if not allowed to leave the country. That's...

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by c933103
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 56
Views: 6466

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

DL can cry all it wants. Indian Government has taken this decision to cover losses due to quite a few free repatriation flights initially. Trump can come and beg modi but the Indian government will drag this as long as possible. Getting quite sick of continuous american nonsense . And it is let Ame...

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by c933103
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVIC listed as helping Chinese military, possible target of US sanction.
Replies: 1
Views: 713

AVIC listed as helping Chinese military, possible target of US sanction.

According to Financial Times report https://www.ft.com/content/cd44c4ae-adda-4c5b-aa0e-853505c25d31?shareType=nongift , In response to an act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1999, after twenty years, the Pentagon finally produced a list of 20 companies that it believes to help Chinese military and op...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33345

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Also, hopefully with these adds to all these leisure markets, I hope B6 doesn’t start cheapening their brand. I could definitely see them doing more of a Spirit like operation. I understand that leisure travel will be returning faster than business, but still will be interesting to see the path B6 ...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana
Replies: 24
Views: 3893

Re: New IATA airport code for Nur Sultan aka Astana

At least it's now less similar to Tianjin TSN....

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by c933103
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 92308

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

https://www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/36095 Legal process have started against the new flight route due to noise complaint by residents living right under it, and the ministry formed a new council to review the new flight route although the process is expected to take a few years. ---- I just can't see...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Well who says they don't enforce it universally ? A China Southern Airlines flight has been the first to be blacklisted. See my additional edit in previous reply, how can you claim a traveller on a UA plane is more likely to be infected than a traveler on a CA plane, so as to justify the airlines-b...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Well China is doing a lot to stop the spread of the virus, why should they accept US airlines sending infected patients because the US is doing nothing against the virus ? Alternatively, I guess China could do as Trump did early on and allow US flights but ban entry into the country for non Chinese...

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by c933103
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to be formed in China
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: New airline to be formed in China

TC957 wrote:
I would have thought that HNA would be the obvious one to take advantage of any travel and tourism boom to Sanya, clearly not.

According to my understanding, this is created so that there will be an airlines headquartered in Hainan in the event that if Hainan Airlines is not going to make it?

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by c933103
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise
Replies: 25
Views: 3471

Re: Lead time to fill a plane reservations-wise

On any flight to China from some Western countries: Probably in a few hours

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by c933103
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82096

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Japan isn't going to open up by July, Mainland Chinese and various other Chinese (HK, Taiwan, Macau) are allowed to travel through HK onto Mainland China (and vice versa) if I'm correct in believing. Surely that's the bulk of CX passengers? Cathay group and HX have both said that transferring from/...

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by c933103
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102055

Re: Mitsubishi Aircraft to cut over half its workforce and close offices around the world

Could also be moving its resources to the new branch they acquired from Bombardier? Don't you think it would be the other way round? Mitsubishi Heavy Industries acquired what remained of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. I think they have just taken too many former Bombardier employees who are not ne...

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by c933103
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet — Flight Test & Production Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 102055

Re: Mitsubishi Aircraft to cut over half its workforce and close offices around the world

Could also be moving its resources to the new branch they acquired from Bombardier?

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by c933103
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82096

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

According to public email sent by Cathay, they will restore flights to following destinations in June and July progressively: Mainland China: Beijing, Shanghai (PVG), Chengdu, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Xiamen Asia: Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo...

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by c933103
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 91
Views: 2840

Re: buses, tramways, elevated heavy rail, subways and high speed rail

No matter it is bus, tram, train, metro, the speed and experience of passengers can be improved by providing rapid servoce that omit smaller stops and only stop at a few key stops alone the route. However, density and concentration would be needed in the city for such type of service to make sense, ...

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by c933103
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 91
Views: 2840

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

Kenny Monfort made a fortune guaranteeing beef deliveries in 48 hours anywhere in the US from his feedlots in Greeley, CO. That's a decission, not a limitation. I can ship stuff by train about twice as fast as a courier driver, let a lone a truck, if I want to and my customer is willing to pay for ...

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by c933103
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?
Replies: 91
Views: 2840

Re: Public Transit in the U.S. Buff it or kill it?

Its not valuable in most of the country because its no dense enough to support it economically. Keep it in bigger cities. There's no reason to have bullet train service from New York to Dallas when its still going to take 3x the time and cost more than a southwest ticket. Commercial airlines servic...

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by c933103
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4596

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

Not sure why a number of messages get disappeared... How, when she refused to negotiate? Did someone even insist that she does that? They just started wrecking havoc and violence, and ran to the US embassy. And now even the US embassy is of zero value, obviously. It was she insisting the law must be...

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by c933103
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 789 future destinations
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 789 future destinations

Too early to tell

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by c933103
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

In the single month starting from next Wednesday, Hong Kong Airport will restore transit ferry service from/to Macau at 2/daily frequency, allowing non-overnight transit of overseas Macanese residents returning to Macau or people of other nationality trying to leave Macau. People returning to Macau ...

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by c933103
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 240
Views: 82096

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

All in all it's pretty much a nationalization of CX in a different guise. CX is worth $34-some billion and after the $4.5 billion loss in April and now the $30 billion bail out package, you can do the math. The Aviation 2020 Holding is set up and owned by the HK government. With the 2 non-voting bo...

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by c933103
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3407

Re: Outrage...

While what you said is true about humanity in general and about life of individual, it is also necessary to recognize that the peaceful time we're seeing now also mean lack of opportunity. Things might soon change, but until that happens, problems caused by stagnation will just keep growing. Aftera...

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by c933103
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Outrage...
Replies: 53
Views: 3407

Re: Outrage...

This. It is your responsibility to realize these are the best days of your life, seize the day, etc. The "future" will not be better for most of us. We will be old. And sick. People have such a negative attitude about living the best days of their life, in peacetime. Human history is full...

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by c933103
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reparations
Replies: 96
Views: 4261

Re: Reparations

Why is it so difficult for the United States to say "yeah, we made a mistake for hundreds of years. Our bad. We will try to be better" and actually trying with real laws. Sure some people want cash. But that is not going to happen. But simply saying "We made a mistake and we will cha...

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by c933103
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6184

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

WarRI1 wrote:
Does anyone really think this will come to pass???

Who/want do they need to "pass"?

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by c933103
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6184

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Pretty sure they said they will implement community security force after disbanding police? Although that might not have sufficient ability to calm bigger scale crimes

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by c933103
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4596

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

anrec80 wrote:
In that case our "democratic activists" send Carrie Lam back to the negotiation table

How, when she refused to negotiate?

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by c933103
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?
Replies: 45
Views: 2321

Re: Why is there so much economic hardship in the US when welfare seems to be strong?

It should be difficult to get as there is a lot of welfare fraud that in turn takes way from all of the deserving families that need it. The whole “welfare queen” nonsense has been debunked time and time again. The amount of legitimate fraud is not nearly what the right wants people to think. That ...

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by c933103
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4596

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

Don't forget the political background of Hong Kong. While Hong Kong as a trade and finance intermediary between China and the West have been its most prominent role since 1980s, this role was not the reason why most of its current residents or their ancestors choose to migrate toward Hong Kong. Ins...

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by c933103
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy
Replies: 90
Views: 4596

Re: China ends Hong Kong's autonomy

I think if China would let go of it's dollar peg, things would work out much better. However for now, HK is in danger of losing much of the business that made it great for the west. The place of HK in today’s world is a trade and finance intermediary between China and the West. This is pretty much ...

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by c933103
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Project Sunrise developments
Replies: 48
Views: 5125

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise developments

Good grief, not another thread on this! Time to face reality and admit that the sun has set on Project Sunrise. Of anything, the virus should boost the demand on direct nonstop route, as it omit the hassle of dealing with quarantine rule of different countries and reduce the risk of infection from ...

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by c933103
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 98
Views: 21294

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

https://m.weibo.cn/5120831098/4411067281646750 Per its SinaWeibo feed just now this evening Aug 30, COMAC has announced that each of CN3 has today signed agreement to buy 35 ARJ21s from the Chinese jet maker, representing a big order of 105 for the regional jet. This is absolutely and definitely a ...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system

ATC is managed by the military, all the current situation is saying is that China's military is unable to manage a few military flights amongst a majority of commercial flights. It is not the ATC system itself being managed by the military, instead it is the military have the power to dictate which...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-airlines-caac/china-eases-flight-curbs-after-u-s-order-targeting-chinese-carriers-idUSKBN23B081?il=0 Effective June 8th qualifying foreign carriers currently barred from operating flights to mainland China will be allowed once-per-week flight. Also start...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

The whole thing is exactly the type of protectionist trade restrictions the Trump Administration has been accusing China of. The bilateral does not limit flights to 1/week, the bilateral does not prohibit temporary service suspensions, the bilateral does not allow one country to block the airlines ...

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by c933103
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 110
Views: 13382

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN23B2WJ
Apparently the United States will revise their order after China announced the new policy
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN23B2WJ
Apparently the United States will revise their order after China announced the new policy

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by c933103
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: EU Chamber of Commerce: China needs to reform air transport system

o Chinese airline sector looks like Europe pre liberalized 1993 without focus on market principles due mixed economic model Is that want they call "Socialism with Chinese characteristics? o Sector largely focused on scale not profits Maybe some would argue it's better for a Chinese government ...

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