Meng Yong paid extra to attend the show on a quieter “professional” day. Photo: Minnie Chan

Meet the ‘professional’ air buffs willing to pay over the odds to get far from the madding crowd at China’s biggest air show

  • For hard-core enthusiasts paying extra for an early bird ticket intended for industry representatives is money well spent
Topic |   China's military weapons

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Meng Yong paid extra to attend the show on a quieter “professional” day. Photo: Minnie Chan
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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.