PLA Red Falcons take part in an aerial display at the Zhuhai air show on Tuesday. Photo: Dickson Lee

China scales back its biggest air show as trade war forces cost cuts

  • Less extravagant displays and absent performers consistent with a toning down of previous shows’ confident style
  • Lack of new warplanes this year compared with recent editions of the show
Topic |   China military

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PLA Red Falcons take part in an aerial display at the Zhuhai air show on Tuesday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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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.

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.