Lieutenant General Ding Laihang says China’s air force must boost its capacity for long-range missions. Photo: Handout

China’s new air force chief lays out long-range mission

Military wing must broaden horizons from homeland defence to meet changing security needs, commander says

Topic |   China military

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Lieutenant General Ding Laihang says China’s air force must boost its capacity for long-range missions. Photo: Handout
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.