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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 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...

Air Rage on the Rise in China

As China’s private airlines gain in the stock market, there has been a rise in ‘air rage’ by travelers who experience delayed flights, from the Telegraph: One reaction to a hold-up at Shanghai’s main...

Alleged Plane Hijackers Die in Custody

Chinese state media has reported that two alleged ‘plane hijackers’ have died in custody in Xinjiang, from the BBC: The Global Times said the men, from the Uighur minority group, died in hospital of injuries sustained trying to...

China’s New Status Symbol: A Pilot’s License

With at least three hundred private jets plying Chinese airspace—two thirds of them without legal registration—some among China’s new rich are aiming to stand out by learning to fly their own planes. From Jing...

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...

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