Is It Time to Figure China Into the 'World Military Power' Equation?




China’s phenomenal economic growth over the last decade has shadowed an equally rapid increase in the level of sophistication of its armed forces. Modernisation programmes, defence manufacturing and aerospace research and development are accelerating, and nowhere has this been more apparent in recent months than with the unveiling of China’s new J-20 stealth jet . Noteworthy beginnings The J-20 Chengdu has recently passed the first of a series of air worthiness tests. These...
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