Lieutenant General Ding Laihang is expected to be China’s next air force commander, sources say. Photo: Handout

China to appoint new air force commander, sources say

Ding Laihang, who turns 60 next month, is tipped to take the top job when Ma Xiaotian retires

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Lieutenant General Ding Laihang is expected to be China’s next air force commander, sources say. Photo: Handout
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.

Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.