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An American in China

Brew to King, Comment

Posted by w_thames_the_d on June 2, 2012

Here is a comment from Brew to The King. This bog is blocked in the big stinky, so King probably cannot read the comments. I believe he reads the blog via mail.

From brew


Hey King, I was checking out a review for a new book I’m interested in – China Airborne by James Fallows, which documents what you call the Chinese “aviation industry” – when I stumbled upon an interesting stat: about 200 Chinese die daily due to workplace accidents.

Anyway, I plan to pick up the book and read it sometime; I’ll make mention of it when I’m done. From the sound of it, China has a long ways to go if it wishes to match, and even exceed Western competitors, in aviation construction & design; for starters, it doesn’t design its own engines for the PLA air force – they come from Russia. Also, G.E. spends roughly $2 billion annually on engine R&D; China spends $300 millioN

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