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With swift decision on Boeing 737s, China hopes to lead

Scott Tong Mar 14, 2019
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 for China Southern Airlines (front) is pictured at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 12, 2019. 
JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images

China was the first major country to ground the Boeing 737 Max fleet, while the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration was slow to agree. Here’s why China’s swift move suggests it is eager to be seen as a world leader on regulation and safety standards.

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