China pours cash into aerospace

West balances trade needs, sharing high-tech secrets

Posted: January 27, 2013 at 2:06 a.m.

Workers assemble an engine on an Airbus SAS A320 airplane at the company’s plant in Tianjin, China, in June. China is investing heavily in expanding its civilian and military aerospace manufacturing in Tianjin.

When Airbus executives arrived here seven years ago scouting for a location to assemble passenger jets, the broad, flat expanse next to Tianjin Binhai International Airport was a grassy field.

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Business, Pages 61 on 01/27/2013