Xi Jinping (back left) and Francois Hollande (back right) watch documents being signed
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Airbus to supply 70 jets to China, worth more than $10bn

China has signed a deal to buy 70 aircraft from the European consortium, Airbus, in a deal worth up to $10 billion.

The order had been put on hold because of a dispute about an emissions tax on airlines flying to Europe.

Hugh Schofield reports from Paris

  • 27 Mar 2014