No small irony attaches to the fact that as the World Trade Organization was releasing its preliminary findings on its investigation into European state aid for Airbus, China was unveiling detailed plans for its proposed C919, the state-developed 150-seat transport with which it hopes to challenge Airbus and Boeing by the middle of the next decade. Although the WTO's 1,000-page report has not been made public, media reports and conversations with those who have read it confirm that ...

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