An aerospace engine plant on the drawing board in China could lead to mass production of “hypersonic” spacecraft capable of travelling at more than five times the speed of sound. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Start your engines ... is China getting ready to mass-produce hypersonic vehicles?

Plans are on the drawing board in China for an engine plant that could power low-cost planes or spacecraft capable of travelling five times faster than the speed of sound

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An aerospace engine plant on the drawing board in China could lead to mass production of “hypersonic” spacecraft capable of travelling at more than five times the speed of sound. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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