China shows off its GJ-11 stealth combat drone at the National Day parade in Beijing in October. Photo: Simon Song

China has powerful military drones but won’t use them like the US, analysts say

  • The killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a US air strike last week was evidence of the deadly power of modern unmanned aerial vehicles
  • But while China has been building up its own fleet of UAVs, analysts say it is unlikely ever to employ them for such an audacious mission
Topic |   China's military weapons

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China shows off its GJ-11 stealth combat drone at the National Day parade in Beijing in October. Photo: Simon Song
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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.