China has turned into a key chasing ground for deals for foreign flight firms on account of surging travel request, however the standpoint has been muddled by Beijing's longing to develop its own victors in enterprises extending from aeronautics to semiconductors to robots. The two sides have resorted to tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth billions of dollars. The jet means China has an aircraft with technical specifications roughly comparable to Russia's Su-57 and the US' F-22 and beleaguered F-35.
The US-China trade war has caused quite a "lot of psychological uncertainty" among European aircraft maker Airbus' Chinese partners and customers regarding their expectations for the country's aviation industry, a top official said on Tuesday. This time, however, it comes against the backdrop of a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war.
Its arch-rival Boeing, on the other hand, said in a separate briefing that deliveries of new planes to Chinese airlines had not been affected by the trade war. "Nobody will be the victor of this kind of trade war".
"We continue to engage with USA government officials and to urge for productive conversations", said John Bruns, chief executive of Boeing China.
China and United States have in recent days stoked optimism that a breakthrough might be made, after Trump spoke by phone with President Xi Jinping last week.
The comments also came at a time when the United States and China chose to resume a stalled security dialogue, which will now take place on Friday.
China on Tuesday kicked off its largest airshow with a display of its aviation ambitions, unveiling a life-size model of a long-haul jet it is developing with Russian Federation and showing off its J-20 stealth fighter jet in a roaring flight demonstration.
Widebodies account for around 20 percent of projected global jet deliveries over that period but nearly 40 percent by value.
China put the J-20 into service previous year that experts say is a part of Beijing's plan to narrow a military technology gap with the United States and its F-35 stealth fighter.