China’s J-20 stealth fighter  entered service in 2017. Photo: 81.cn China’s J-20 stealth fighter  entered service in 2017. Photo: 81.cn
China’s J-20 stealth fighter entered service in 2017. Photo: 81.cn

South China Sea aerial arms race catches Southeast Asia off guard

  • Aukus pact focused minds on possibility of naval arms race, but bigger story may be in the skies, where Chinese fighters have buzzed edges of Malaysian airspace
  • Most countries in the region are ill-prepared to take on China. Vietnam and Singapore might stand a chance, but Malaysia and the Philippines need modernisation

Topic |   South China Sea
China’s J-20 stealth fighter  entered service in 2017. Photo: 81.cn China’s J-20 stealth fighter  entered service in 2017. Photo: 81.cn
China’s J-20 stealth fighter entered service in 2017. Photo: 81.cn
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