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China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Today and Into the 2020s
August 16, 2019

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Today and Into the 2020s

By Rick Joe
What's the current status of the J-20 and what may lie in the stealth fighter’s future going into the 2020s?

What Are China’s Plans for its Airborne Corps?
April 20, 2019

What Are China’s Plans for its Airborne Corps?

By Ying Yu Lin
What the reshuffling of top leadership tells us about the future development of PLA aviation.
China’s J-20 Fighter Undergoes First Over-the-Sea Combat Training
May 11, 2018

China’s J-20 Fighter Undergoes First Over-the-Sea Combat Training

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The J-20 fighter jet recently conducted its first over-the-sea combat exercise, according to the Chinese military.

After US FONOP, China Intensifies Military Drills in South China Sea
March 26, 2018

After US FONOP, China Intensifies Military Drills in South China Sea

By Charlotte Gao
Tensions between China and the United States are rapidly building up.

Chief Engineer of China’s Alleged Stealth Fighter Vows New Capabilities For Aircraft
March 14, 2018

Chief Engineer of China’s Alleged Stealth Fighter Vows New Capabilities For Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
In an exclusive interview with Chinese state-run media, the J-20’s chief engineer pledged new capabilities for the aircraft.

China's New 5th Generation Fighter Takes Part in First Air Combat Drill
January 23, 2018

China's New 5th Generation Fighter Takes Part in First Air Combat Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Several J-20 stealth fighters took part in combat exercises against less advanced Chinese fighter jets.

China’s First 5th Generation Fighter Moves Into Serial Production
October 31, 2017

China’s First 5th Generation Fighter Moves Into Serial Production

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s first stealth fighter will move soon into serial production, according to Chinese state-controlled media.
China’s First 5th Generation Fighter Jet Is Operational
October 02, 2017

China’s First 5th Generation Fighter Jet Is Operational

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s first stealth fighter has been officially commissioned into military service.

China’s First Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet Enters Service With the PLAAF
March 14, 2017

China’s First Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet Enters Service With the PLAAF

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China’s answer to the American F-22 Raptor has purportedly entered operational service with the Chinese Air Force.

Meet the Chinese Air Force's New Drone-Tracking Unit
February 23, 2016

Meet the Chinese Air Force's New Drone-Tracking Unit

By Shannon Tiezzi
From the details, it appears the main concern is regulating civilian drone flights.

China's First Stealth Fighter Is About to Enter Production
December 30, 2015

China's First Stealth Fighter Is About to Enter Production

By Shannon Tiezzi
Chinese media reports suggest the J-20 is ready for production, ahead of schedule.
Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen
August 15, 2015

Taiwan's Coast Guard Conducts Armed Raid to Reclaim 'Hostages' Taken by Chinese Fishermen

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, more on the situation in Tianjin, a shadow banking collapse, and China's "internet police." Friday China links.

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