Major challenges in store as key meetings approach in Beijing Newfighter jet appears ready for PLA
China’s air force will soon commission the J-10B fighter jet, the most advanced military aircraft the country has ever developed on its own, information released by military observers show.
Several pictures showing 14 of the planes lined up outside an unidentified aircraft factory have been circulating on military websites. Experts said their gray paint scheme indicates that they will soon be delivered to the People’s Liberation Army air force.
Though no one has claimed ownership of the pictures, they are believed to have been taken by Chinese aviation enthusiasts in late December
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Du Wenlong, at Nanjing University, said the nation will abandon the blind pursuit of GDP growth, but will adopt a serious approach to achieving a planned minimum level of GDP expansion.
Although this growth will not be as rapid as in the early stages of the country’s development, maintaining a certain speed will still require some effort, Wang said.
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