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China Tries Building Jet Engine

While China was able to blast its astronauts into space and send a submarine down into the depths of the sea, it has yet to build a successful jet engine. Previously, China has relied on Russia for advanced fighter aircraft....

Falling: China’s Share of Global Arms Imports

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...

China’s Defence, Domestic Security Spending to Grow

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...

China’s New Stealth Fighter May Use U.S. Technology

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...

Richard D. Fisher Jr.: China Puts Up a Fighter

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...

China Unveils New Fighter Jet – Reuters

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 […]

China hails development of fighter jet, other defense technologies – AP

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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