Brill’s Encyclopedia of China

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Aviation

(1,398 words)

Author(s): Wei-chin, Lee
China's motive in starting its aviation industry is multi-faceted. Creating a mature aviation industry has always been a matter of national pride in its quest for major power status in the world. The development of aviation has also been essential for China's economic construction and technological upgrade by linking China to the world. Most Chinese, liberals and conservatives alike, acknowledged the importance of developing civil aviation in China. From the Nanjing Nationalist Government's poin…