Chinese J-10 jets perform at the Dubai air show in 2017. Photo: AFP

Chinese fighter jets seen in skies over Beijing as preparations for National Day parade step up

  • October 1 event is intended to be a showcase for military’s progress under Xi Jinping, with J-20 stealth fighters set to take pride of place
  • Domestically developed weapons are main focus of event despite long-standing problems in building aircraft engines
Topic |   China military

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Chinese J-10 jets perform at the Dubai air show in 2017. Photo: AFP
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The People’s Liberation Army Air Force released video of a flight of several J-20 jets, suggesting China’s fifth-generation stealth fighter is in mass production. Photo: Xinhua

PLA Air Force formation ‘a sign of stealth fighter mass production’ in China

  • Footage is part of series to mark 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China
  • Flight of seven J-20s is a new stage in an arms race with US and its F-35 Lightning
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The People’s Liberation Army Air Force released video of a flight of several J-20 jets, suggesting China’s fifth-generation stealth fighter is in mass production. Photo: Xinhua
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