Fair enough.Then this is news to me.
Yes... but in my original few posts when I entered this discussion I did also say that I didn't necessarily agree with the original statements by steve rolfe or shen regarding 055 development being dependent on QC-280.If that's really all you're saying, then it's a statement similar to "China would prefer domestic engines to foreign engines given similar parameters" in obviousness. Why even talk about it, then? Sure, if the Ukraine were overrun by Russia, China may actually think about changing plans WRT DN-80 and thus 055 procurement. That would have been a most stunning feat of logical deduction by China.
What has been under discussion is definitively NOT that. What you were trying to imply earlier was that without any obvious likelihood of DN-80 shortage, China would have halted, delayed and/or modified plans regarding 055 procurement simply because it was a foreign DN-80 that was being used rather than a domestic QC-280. That is why I brought up the fighter programs with their mass purchases of AL-31Fs despite being foreign engines with absolutely NO concurrent evidence of slowdown in any of the fighter programs that depend on this foreign engine.
All I offered was just a caveat that even though 055 development probably wasn't dependent on QC-280, I did think the availability or lack of availability of QC-280 would still have impacted the plans and projections for 055, in procurement and possibly development.