Sundays crash of an Ethiopian Airline MAX 8 plane that killed all passengers and crew member has drawn attention to the safety of the MAX 8. Many countries including UK, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, China have suspended the operation of the Max 8 pending when civil aviation authorities give it clearance to take flight again.
Boeing’s crisis of confidence continues with a growing number of countries and airline carriers suspending flights of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. The suspensions include the governments of the EU, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and Malaysia. But not the U.S. yet.
China is proposing that it could buy an additional $30 billion a year of U.S. agricultural products including soybeans, corn and wheat as part of a possible trade deal being negotiated by the two countries, according to people with knowledge of the plan.
Juan Guaido, Venezuela's National Assembly Leader, is calling for a transparent relationship with China, a key investor in the South American nation. He's also promising any agreements made with the regime of Nicolas Maduro would be honored as long as they were done lawfully.