"There have been no widebody orders placed by China with Boeing since President Trump launched a trade war in March 2018, hurting American’s biggest exporter and affecting the US balance of trade.
In fact, there have been no announced orders by China with Boeing since October 2017. Only 22 China orders were announced in 2017.
Boeing has a large number of Unidentified 737s listed on its website. It is widely believed that China accounts for perhaps as many as 25% of these, but Boeing won’t comment.
China historically accounted for between 25% and 33% of Boeing’s annual deliveries.
Since 2011, China took delivery of more than 170 widebody passenger and freighter jets, or 9.3% of all widebodies delivered by Boeing.
China’s in-service widebody fleet is relatively young. Only 35 aircraft, including freighters, are more than 12 years old, the age at which the government likes to see aircraft “flipped” for new ones. There are 174 widebodies less than 12 years old.
Although this might suggest China simply isn’t ready to place orders for widebody jets—and the first delivery slots don’t appear until 2022—Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg nevertheless remarked at a recent investor meeting that there have been no widebody orders since the Trump trade war with China began."