The good news is that, in the past few years, the central Chinese government has put a heavy emphasis on growing the GA market, as it did with the train system years ago. State Council Doc (2016) No. 38, named “Guiding Opinions to Promote the Development of the General Aviation Industry,” was released last year, with the ultimate goal of having a general aviation airport in each of China’s 2,800 counties, according to an interpretation by Francis Chao, the managing director and publisher of the China Civil Aviation Report. There is also guidance in the document to relax low-altitude airspace restrictions, build 500 new airports by 2020 and increase the number of GA aircraft from 1,874 (when the document was created last year) to 5,000 by 2020. That may sound like a lot, but the more than 210,000 active general aviation aircraft in the United States (per AOPA’s survey in 2015) put the differences in perspective.