US-China Relations See New Setbacks

US-China Relations See New Setbacks
Vienna / Austria - April 18, 2019: Air China Airbus A330-300 B-5919 passenger plane arrival and landing at Vienna International Airport

(Modern – Things were already starting to get tense between the US and China. Then along came COVID-19 adding more stress to the relationship. Now, there is something else causing a setback.

The Transportation Department has decided to not allow four Chinese airlines to fly between the US and China. This comes after China suspended flights from Delta and United Airlines. There are claims that China is violating the 1980 agreement that states that each country’s airlines will cover each other’s flights.

This suspension is set to start June 16th, but President Trump can enforce it sooner should he so choose. There were about 325 passenger flights every week between America and China before the pandemic. Despite the rising tensions and suspended flights, American airline stocks have increased.


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