PLA air force seeks loyal pi­lots

The Washington Times Weekly - - Geopolitics -

China is step­ping up ef­forts to

Dur­ing the Cold War, China had one of the worst records in pre­vent­ing its pi­lots from de­fect­ing to non­com­mu­nist states. Be­tween 1960 and 1986, at least 17 air force pi­lots de­fected, most fly­ing their jets to Tai­wan and tak­ing with them China’s prized air­planes.

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