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  1. Golfingboy
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    While this trade war is silly – trade deficit issue has merits but bad solution – I suspect this particular tariff from the Chinese side might hurt China as much as it will hurt Boeing. Boeing most likely will simply raise prices for China customers.

    The Chinese government will buy C919 regardless of tariff or not (just like Russia forces Aeroflot to buy inferior Russian airplanes) and Airbus simply does not have the capacity to match China’s growth. China needs Boeing as much as Boeing needs China at this point.

    All the Chinese government has done is make Boeing planes more expensive for themselves. I think the US tariffs actually hurts Boeing more than the Chinese tariffs since Boeing sources a ton of raw materials from China that will become more expensive for Boeing.