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Aerospace & Defense

China develops passenger jet, but 40% of parts suppliers are overseas

COMAC's narrow-body aircraft faces steep hurdles in export market

China's C919 passenger jet will take on rival narrow-body planes from Boeing and Airbus.   © Reuters

ZHUHAI, China -- A Chinese-made passenger jet set to compete with American and European rivals counts roughly 40% of its core component suppliers as overseas companies, exposing the risks posed by U.S. trade frictions to a plane that has been under development for more than a decade.

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