A Chinese H-6K strategic bomber, viewed from a Russian jet during Tuesday’s joint patrol. Photo: AP A Chinese H-6K strategic bomber, viewed from a Russian jet during Tuesday’s joint patrol. Photo: AP
A Chinese H-6K strategic bomber, viewed from a Russian jet during Tuesday’s joint patrol. Photo: AP

Diplomacy

How China-Russia joint patrol highlighted limitations of Chinese bombers

  • Range and payload compared with Russian and US counterparts mean China’s jets cannot be viewed as long-distance strategic bombers, expert says
  • China is developing next-generation bombers to extend its military reach

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A Chinese H-6K strategic bomber, viewed from a Russian jet during Tuesday’s joint patrol. Photo: AP A Chinese H-6K strategic bomber, viewed from a Russian jet during Tuesday’s joint patrol. Photo: AP
A Chinese H-6K strategic bomber, viewed from a Russian jet during Tuesday’s joint patrol. Photo: AP
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