EU champion Airbus has deep links to Chinese military industrial complex, report says


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The Airbus A320 final assembly line in Tianjin, China | Roman Pilipey/EPA-EFE Press play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon Polly Top European planemaker Airbus has advanced technology sharing and manufacturing agreements with entities linked to China’s state-run military apparatus, a new report shows. The findings will beg questions over how long Europe’s aviation champion can continue to secure its strong market position in China with such local partnerships, when faced with an increasingly tense strategic relationship between Beijing and the West and growing calls for less dependence on Chinese manufacturing. While Boeing’s sales of aircraft in China...