The order was signed in Paris on Monday in the presence of President China Xi Jinping and the President of France Emmanuel Macron.
With the planes, China wants to provide new equipment to regional price operators and network companies.
Around 1,730 airplanes of Airbus now fly in China. The total is 1,455 aircraft, A319, A320 or A321. In addition, the A330, A350 and A380 are hired by a variety of Chinese airlines.
Airbus expects China to need 7,400 passenger and freight aircraft in the next two decades. The airline in particular is making a competition with Boeing from all over China, but the local aviation industry also hopes to benefit from the growing demand for air transport.