China to Showcase Its J-20 at Zhuhai Airshow Next Week

A J-20 climbing up. Credit:

A J-20 climbing up. Credit:

In its report yesterday titled “China to unveil its J-20 stealth fighter at air show”, Reuters says that according to Chinese air force, China will make the first public flight show of its new generation J-20 stealth fighter jet at Zhuhai Airshow that opens next week.

Reuters says, “Air force spokesman Shen Jinke said the J-20’s production was proceeding according to plan and would assist in the air force’s mission to ‘safeguard sovereignty and national security’.

It quotes Chinese air force as saying, “This is the first public appearance of China’s indigenously manufactured new generation stealth fighter jet”.

Shen said in June that J-20 will be commissioned “in the near future”.

China says it develops J-20 for national security. That is quite natural as the US is now sending its aircraft carriers to threaten China and plans to transfer more navy and air force to Asia to deal with China. Since the US has F-22 and F-35 stealth fighter jets and quite a few stealth bombers, China must have its own stealth warplanes for its national defense.

Reuters, however, says, “The ability to project air power is key for China as it takes on a more assertive stance on territorial disputes with neighbors in the East China and South China seas.”

No Chinese neighbors will have stealth fighters except Japan, which will not use them against China unless the US wants it to support US attack at China. Why shall China incur such huge costs in developing and deploying J-20 if there is no US threat? According to a Chinese expert in charge of the development of most advanced Chinese warplanes, a J-20 costs 500 million yuan ($83 million).

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters’ report, full text of which can be found at


One Comment on “China to Showcase Its J-20 at Zhuhai Airshow Next Week”

  1. Reason For Washington Fear/War Mongering & Military Build Up says:

    “Pivot” to Asia”? “Make the American military strong again”?

    At this point in time, such policy announcements or re-announcements are unrealistic if not impractical. America is a bankrupt country living beyond its means. If America is to be “made strong” again, drastic “medicine” have to be taken.

    Any administrator or liquidator would firmly control a spending addict like America from spending even more. To bring America’s finances and economy to health, majority of the thousand plus U.S. military bases would need to be closed; The navy, airforce and land army downsized, to save money; And foreign military adventures, or misadventures, curtailed.

    If action is not taken now, it WILL be sooner or later. Better to do it now than later when the entire economy goes into a tailspin and the bottom drops out of the U.S. dollar. Then Americans, save for the 1% very rich and the other 5% rich, will have to really find drastic ways to make a living … somewhat like what the Russians and other former Soviet republics people had to do when it’s economy collapsed.

    Americans need a revolution to get rid of its ruling elites or as quaintly called, the Establishment of politicians, military-industrial-complex, Wall Street, the Mainstream Media and ultra rich .. the bourgeosie … who will fight to the end to defend their immorally and criminally landed wealth, positions of power and influence, and opportunities to rig everything so as to control everything and everyone.

    More warships, warplanes, nuclear and non nuclear missiles, more troops, more weapons? The American warmongering Establishment are taking the Americans for a ride. War is profitable : More budget for the armed forces means more privatization of profits for the corrupt and greedy neocons but socialization of the costs to the foolish public which is already in pain and ruin and the neocon politicians continue to squeeze the Americans further while creating conflicts and warzones all over the world.

    Yes, war is profitable; Very profitable. But you must create enemies first so that you can justify a pivot and a boosting of arms so that, and then divert the American tax money to these greedy corrupt “Establishment” class. Yes, others must die and suffer that they may profit from war.

    That is the unspoken intent and purpose of stage-acting of the useless lying Obama Administration and all his neocon buddies. They want to make the world for crooks like them.