Defence Notes

Insight: How China’s military machine still runs on Soviet technology

5th February 2019 - 03:22 GMT | by Reuben F. Johnson in Kiev

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Ever since it first flew in January 2011, the J-20 fighter has been the poster child for China’s massive military build-up. The aircraft’s first flight, purposely timed to coincide with a Beijing visit by then US defence secretary Robert Gates, telegraphed a message that Beijing continues to articulate ...

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