A J-15 prepares to land on China’s only operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill in April. Photo: AFP

China is working on a new fighter jet for aircraft carriers to replace its J-15s

Experts say the task has become more pressing after a series of mechanical failures and crashes, as Beijing pursues global navy ambitions

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A J-15 prepares to land on China’s only operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill in April. Photo: AFP
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