Following the flight of two U.S. B-52 bombers through China's newly declared Air Defense...
by Scott Greene | Mar 19, 2012
While China's military budget will rise above $100bn for the first time in 2012, and double by 2015, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) claims that less and less of that budget is used to import weapons...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 4, 2012
A National People's Congress spokesman has announced a planned 11.2% increase in China's defence spending to 670 billion yuan (US$106.4 billion) in 2012. Though down slightly from last year's 12.7% rise, the defence spending...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 8, 2011
Space.com reports that a collectible signed envelope appears to reveal the formerly hidden identities of seven pilots selected to join China's space programme last year: "The names of the military pilots selected in 2010 to form...
by alicebirney | Jan 23, 2011
The Associated Press reports that Chinese officials recently unveiled a new, high-tech stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superiority — and some of its technology, it turns out, may well have...
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 1, 2009
Mr. Fisher is a senior fellow with the International Assessment and Strategy Center and is the author of "China's Military Modernization: Building for Regional and Global Reach" (Preager, 2008). He writes on the Wall Street...
by Wu Nan | Jan 6, 2007
From Reuters: China has unveiled its Jian-10 multi-role indigenous fighter jet, marking a “historic leap forward” and narrowing a technological gap with major military powers, state media said on Saturday. China is the fourth country in the world capable of developing its own advanced fighter aircraft, engines and air-to-air missiles, the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 5, 2007
From AP, via The International Herald Tribune: China on Friday hailed the development of its Jian-10 fighter jet, aircraft engines and advanced air-to-air missiles as proof it had soared into the top levels of aerospace defense technology. China “has become the world’s fourth country that is capable of developing on its own advanced fighter planes, […]
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