Jet pi­lot be­stowed post­hu­mous honor

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

In his role as chair­man of the Cen­tral-Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion, Xi Jin­ping has signed an or­der to con­fer a post­hu­mous honorary ti­tle on a fighter jet pi­lot. Zhang Chao, who died on April 27 when fly­ing a J-15 car­rier-based air­craft dur­ing a car­rier-land­ing sim­u­la­tion, was given the ti­tle “Pi­o­neer in Build­ing a Strong Army”. Zhang joined the team of car­rier-based air­craft pi­lots in March last year.

Zhang Chao

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