China’s military has set up a new committee to develop state-of-the-art weapons such as stealth aircraft and electromagnetic cannon. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese military sets up hi-tech weapons research agency modelled on US body

Steering committee was created early this year to develop state-of-the-art equipment, state broadcaster reveals

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China’s military has set up a new committee to develop state-of-the-art weapons such as stealth aircraft and electromagnetic cannon. Photo: Xinhua
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.