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Old 21st December 2007, 02:34 PM
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Ceremony inaugurates Chinese jet

China has held a ceremony to inaugurate its first home-grown commercial aircraft.
The ARJ-21, which will be able to seat up to 85 people, will embark upon its maiden flight in March and then go into mass production in 2009....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7155452.stm
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Re: Ceremony inaugurates Chinese jet

Jet is no big deal. I think this is more significant in today's high oil environment:

China produces first home-grown bullet train: report
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...B46eKOuFFqHuSQ
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Re: Ceremony inaugurates Chinese jet

Both are very cool!
"Flying Phoenix" seems a little redundant, in both chinese and english. hehe
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Both are very cool!
"Flying Phoenix" seems a little redundant, in both chinese and english. hehe
I think the term for Jet in Chinese is actually Boeing. That creates something of a problem, however, as the TM has effectively been genericised.
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Re: Ceremony inaugurates Chinese jet

they need to change the arj21, sounds like the name of an assault rifle!
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they need to change the arj21, sounds like the name of an assault rifle!
Not much worse than A380 or 747!
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