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China's commercial jet ambitions shaken as US blacklists COMAC

Maker of C919 and ARJ21 planes heavily dependent on American suppliers

HONG KONG -- The inclusion of China's state-owned commercial jet maker on the Trump administration's latest sanction list could disrupt Beijing's plans to carve out a big piece of the lucrative industry for its homegrown champion, given the company's high dependence on U.S. suppliers.

Beijing's hopes of challenging the lock held by Boeing and Airbus on the large commercial jet market rest primarily on Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China, or COMAC.

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