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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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.