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The PLA Air Force pilot shows visitors to Airshow China in Guangdong province what the latest engine developments can do in a J-10B TVC jet. Photo: Reuters

China’s new jet engine is a game-changer for the air force

An upgraded version of China’s J-10 fighter jet stole the limelight at the country’s biggest air show this week, showcasing manoeuvrability and combat capability that, until now, were the preserve of the United States and Russia.

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