Stealth Ship Launches Amid Broader Military Advance

While China’s cyber warfare and espionage capabilities unwillingly hog the limelight, its conventional military forces continue to modernize and rebalance. In one of several recent developments on this front, the PLA Navy...

China’s Transport Aircraft Takes First Flight

Chinese state media reports China’s first transport aircraft, dubbed the Y-20, has taken its first successful test flight. The Y-20 is China’s first domestically made jumbo air freighter. From Xinhua: The Yun-20, or...

China’s Focus on Aerospace Raises Questions

Chinese state media reports the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) unveiled a plan that would boost civil aircraft manufacturing. This comes amid China’s attempts to build jet engines for both commercial and...

China Ready to Build More Aircraft Carriers

While China is selling more commercial jets and unveiling its newest stealth fighter, the China State Shipbuilding Corporation is calling for the building of more aircraft carriers. The company is owned by the Chinese state....

China Sells Jets, Unveils Stealth Fighter

As China attempts to build its own jet engine for military and commercial use, China has unveiled new orders for its passenger jet at the country’s main airshow in Zhuhai, from Reuters: The C919 is designed to challenge Airbus...

Boeing Wins Hefty Plane Deals in China

Boeing has secured US$10 billion worth of orders from China, AFP reports: Boeing said that Hong Kong Airlines, which currently has just 18 aircraft servicing routes to Asia and to Russia, had placed a preliminary order for 38...

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...

China Rolls Out Its First Stealth Aircraft

The New York Times reports on China’s first radar-evading stealth fighter which is reportedly being prepared for its first flight: But the nation’s state-run media, which called news of the tests “rumors” in Wednesday’s...

China Aircraft Maker Wins 1st Foreign Order

From AP: China’s biggest commercial aircraft maker landed its first foreign order Tuesday when General Electric Co. announced its plane-leasing arm would purchase at least five of the company’s new regional jets. The...

Can China Take on Boeing and Airbus?

China is planning to manufacture airplanes again, but whether the airplanes will be competitive with western airplanes is the looming question. From Business Week: China hasn’t had a good track record building big...

China Establishes Company to Build Jumbo Passenger Jets

China invested $2.7 billion to set up a jumbo aircraft company Sunday as a national strategy to lift the country’s technological competence, according to Xinhua News Agency: China’s first ever jumbo passenger...

Ceremony Inaugurates Chinese Jet – BBC News

From BBC News: China has held a ceremony to inaugurate its first home-grown commercial aircraft. The ARJ-21, which will be able to seat up to 85 people, will embark upon its maiden flight in March and then go into mass...

The great Chinese aircraft carrier mystery (STI)

The Straits Times (STI) published an article written by Anthony Paul today, about online rumours of Chinese aircraft carriers. It said: “Several websites refer to ‘eyewitness reports’ of three graving docks at Shanghai, each with carrier construction under way. First mention appears to have come in a lengthy report on the ‘Strong Nation Forum’ (Qiangguo […]



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