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China's Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter Is in Combat Service—But With Improved Fourth-Generation Engines
February 13, 2018

China's Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter Is in Combat Service—But With Improved Fourth-Generation Engines

By Ankit Panda
The J-20 fighter is using an improved variant of the WS-10 engine in use on China's fourth-generation J-10 and J-11 fighters.
Chinese Military Plane Crashed During Exercise
February 02, 2018

Chinese Military Plane Crashed During Exercise

By Charlotte Gao
Report said at least 12 crew members killed; related videos and photos online were deleted by censors.

The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
January 13, 2018

The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms

By Ying Yu Lin
China’s increased capability for joint operations means Taiwan must rethink the Chinese military threat.

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan
December 19, 2017

China’s Air Force Holds Drills Near Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
For the first, Chinese military aircraft flew through the Tsushima Strait which lies between Korea and Japan on Monday.

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan
December 13, 2017

China Flies Long-Range Bombers Near Japan and Taiwan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese bombers and support aircraft aimed to “test real combat capabilities.”
China's Air Force Declares Shaanxi Y-9 Transport Aircraft Operational
December 06, 2017

China's Air Force Declares Shaanxi Y-9 Transport Aircraft Operational

By Ankit Panda
China's take on the C-130J Super Hercules reached operational capability.

The Achilles Heel of China's Air Force
December 05, 2017

The Achilles Heel of China's Air Force

By Robert Farley
The PLAAFs expeditionary capabilities remain weak.
China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan
November 20, 2017

China Flies 4 Heavy Long-Range Bombers, Spy Planes Near Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan scrambled fighter jets in response.

Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
October 16, 2017

Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace

By Ankit Panda
Total Air Self-Defense Force scrambles dropped slightly from 2016, but Japan remains concerned.

Air Forces of Pakistan, China Begin 'Shaheen VI' Exercises
September 11, 2017

Air Forces of Pakistan, China Begin 'Shaheen VI' Exercises

By Ankit Panda
The two countries held the sixth iteration of their major air force exercises, which first began in 2011.

Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
July 31, 2017

Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief

By Ankit Panda
Xi emphasized that the PLA must "unswervingly" obey and support the Communist Party of China.
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
July 25, 2017

East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft

By Ankit Panda
The incident is the third of its kind this year and the second to take place over the East China Sea.

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