Just when you think you have a cloud to yourself, the neighbors show up. Lots of the world is seeing less and less air travel, but in China planes are multiplying—hugely. China plans to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars on expanding its aerospace industry, and the city of Xi’an alone has 250,000 workers in the field. Scores of new airports are under construction. And China hopes to create the next Boeing or Airbus. That’s not even mentioning outer space, which China has its eyes on, too. Should we be inspired or alarmed? James Fallows of The Atlantic visits Zócalo to discuss China’s pursuit of aeronautic supremacy and what it means for those of us on the ground.
Monday, May 14, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rand Corporation
1776 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA
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