Boeing bags bonanza aircraft deal with Beijing

Boeing bags bonanza aircraft deal with Beijing
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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

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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>&mdash; Boeing Airplanes (BoeingAirplanes) September 22, 2015

== The president passed on his complements to the aircraft manufacturer:

#XiJinping hails @Boeing as excellent example of win-win business cooperation between China, U.S. #XiUSAVisitpic.twitter.com/UfKARH2TsS

— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 23, 2015

“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.

Members of @IAM751 and @speea outside #Boeing's Renton 737 plant to protest the movement of our jobs to China pic.twitter.com/BIj5Op2SQ7

— IAM District 751 (@IAM751) September 23, 2015

Machinists worry that even though #Boeing says a facility in China won't take away jobs from WA, that will change pic.twitter.com/bNQ03IomFI

— Coral Garnick (@CoralGarnick) September 23, 2015

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