Boeing has announced it has won orders and commitments for 300 aircraft from China.
The deal is said to be worth some $38bn.
Boeing timed the announcement for the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Boeing’s Everett factory in Washington.
We're honored to welcome China's President Xi via
AirChinaNA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Boeing?src=hash">#Boeing</a> 747 to Everett. <a href="http://t.co/mllc4adnAg">pic.twitter.com/mllc4adnAg</a></p>— Boeing Airplanes (BoeingAirplanes) September 22, 2015
The president passed on his complements to the aircraft manufacturer:
“Boeing has long been a supporter, participant and promoter of business cooperation between China and the United States. Boeing is an excellent example of win- win business cooperation between China and the United States.”
Not everyone is happy as as the plane maker is due to build a 737 completion centre in China that would finish, paint and deliver the aircraft.
Boeing said it does not plan any job cuts in the US.
The workers are not convinced.