New Detailed Photos Show Where J-20 Is Advanced

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

Details of J-20's nose

Details of J-20’s nose

The above detailed photos I posted in my post “Super Clear Photos of Details of China’s J-20 Stealth Fighter Jet” on January 5 show its pilot’s counter-pressure uniform and new-type helmet, integrated LCD display and side-lever operation system according to Hong Kong Economic Times’ report. The photos prove for the fist time the side-lever operation of J-20, which enables the pilot to sit in a little slant position so that the fighter jet has better capability to counter overload.

Source: “Hong Kong media: Disclosure of detailed photos of J-20’s cabin: Side-lever operation may counter large overload” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


3 Comments on “New Detailed Photos Show Where J-20 Is Advanced”

  1. Fred says:

    What these photos clearly show is that without someone to copy China is lost. Certain features on the J-20 are carbon copies of innovation first seen on the F-22 and F-35. Why is China bragging about ideas they have stolen from others?


    • chankaiyee2 says:

      My post on November 19, 2016 give you the best reply, full text of which is given below:

      Be Proud instead of Ashamed of the Ability to Copy Others’ Weapons

      I often got angry comments from my readers on foreign media’s allegations that China’s advanced weapons are but copies of others’ advanced weapons. Those readers are certainly pro-Beijing and are, therefore, unhappy when others tried to depreciate China’s achievements.

      However, I believe that instead of being upset, they shall be proud of China’s ability to copy others’ advanced weapons.

      Copying Is by No Means Easy

      When I was young more than six decades ago, great importance was attached to an educated person’s handwriting. We primary school students had to hand in one page of Chinese traditional handwriting done with brush everyday that copied from the calligraphy of well-known Tang Dynasty (618-907) masters. For six years I copied Liu Gongquan’s well-known Xuanmi Tower inscription, first page of which is shown above. I am no calligraphy lover but was quite satisfied with my handwriting as it looked quite similar to Liu’s calligraphy until I was criticized in secondary school by a classmate who was a calligraphy fan. He said that my handwriting was similar to Liu’s only in appearance but not in spirit. It lacked the force in Liu’s calligraphy. The result of my six year of hard copying of Liu’s calligraphy is quite poor.

      Copying Advanced Weapons Extremely Difficult if Not Impossible

      Copying an advanced weapon is far more difficult as unlike calligraphy that shows everything on the surface, one shall have thorough knowledge of what he copies and the industrial capacities to produce the materials and parts for that in order to make copies that are similar to the weapon in advanced functions and performance rather than appearance. says in its article on November 12 that Russian political and military expert Alexander Khramchikhin has published two articles on Russia’s Military-Industrial Courier weekly on China’s efforts in copying Russian warplanes.

      He says the aircraft manufacturers in northern China remains at the stage of copying Russian fighter jets. It is quite difficult to make real breakthrough in tackling technological difficulties and obtaining the ability to assimilate and apply the technology in China’s own ways. It is especially so in really beginning some improvement in the copy. For example in designing the wings of China’s J-15 carrier-based fighter jet by copying Russian Su-33, China found it very difficult to improve the wings.

      For another example, J-16 was developed after China had fully studied and learnt from Russian Su-27 series of fighter jets. China conducted profound improvement on the basis of Russian Sukhoi Su-30MKK. However, five years after J-16’s maiden flight, mass production of it has not begun yet.

      Why? Even the successful production of a prototype and finalization of the design of J-16 is not the end of trouble. Khramchikhin points out that China has to standardize the warplane’s parts and components and make lots of modes and special production devices for mass production of the warplane. It takes a lot of time to do so.

      China copies a Russian warplane after it has bought the warplane and dismantled, studied and analyzed it in details fully. Still, the reverse engineering is very difficult. In fact, quite a few countries have imported advanced Russian warplanes but none of them except China are able to copy the warplanes.

      As for the allegation that China has copied US stealth fighter jets F-35, F-22, etc. that China cannot buy any, not even come close to study them. As a Chinese, I will be really happy if China is able to copy them. Copying Russian warplane is so difficult when China is able to have one and dismantle it to study it in details closely.

      If Chinese engineers had been able to make a copy of the best of US warplanes based merely on some stolen documents, they would have indeed been very rare geniuses. I would have been really happy that China has such wonderful copy masters.

      Comment by Chan Kai Yee on article “Depth column: Russian expert’s analysis of the reasons why China has not commissioned its J-16 fighter jet yet”.


    • YourButt IsHurt says:

      Where’s your proof? Why would China copy the Turkey-35? that can’t climb and can’t turn?

      Why would China copy Flying Coffin-22 that American pilots are refuse to fly?


      Don’t forget to read up on your glorious history of ip theft.

      Let’s start this off cordially while you warm up your denial muscles before I pile-drive you.

      How did the west get the four great inventions (compass, gun powder, movable block press, and paper)?

      How about porcelain making? China was one of the first victims of industrial espionage by none other than the “great Greek civilization” that westerners love so much.

      Monks smuggled silkworms from China to the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire), which formed its economic foundation for around 650 years.

      A delegation of eastern orthodox monks under Justinian broke two monopolies in the East – China on silk production and Persia on the silk trade routes to the West – by smuggling silkworms to the West.

      The resulting monopoly was the foundation for the Byzantine economy for the next 650 years until its demise in 1204. (Muthesius, Anna (2003), Silk in the Medieval World pg. 326)

      Later on…

      “…one of the first cases involved the theft of industrial secrets from China. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Chinese alone possessed the ability to produce high-end “hard-paste” porcelain, an expensive material beloved by Europe’s elites. In the 1680s, a French Jesuit, Pere d’Entrecolles, traveled to China, where he saw the kilns and likely read technical works on the subject.

      In September 1712, he wrote that while visiting Jingdezhen, then known as the porcelain capital of China, he had compiled “a minute description of all that concerns this kind of work.”

      Within a few decades, a porcelain factory in Sévres, France, was producing hard-paste porcelain on par with the Chinese product. In a further twist, the British managed to swipe the secrets from the French, inaugurating Britain’s own high-end porcelain industry.”

      source: China didn’t invent industrial espionage

      Did you “cleverly” answer “there were no “international laws” / “intellectual property laws” back then”?

      What about Britain stealing Chinese tea making secrets?

      “…story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed…

      the British East India Company faced the loss of its monopoly on the fantastically lucrative tea trade with China, forcing it to make the drastic decision of sending Scottish botanist Robert Fortune to steal the crop from deep within China and bring it back to British plantations in India.”

      source: For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History

      Strange, it says here that Britain sent a botanist to steal a special crop from China. It sounds like “honorable white men” are breaking laws?

      But but but, that was just an “isolated event”?

      “…the U.S., and for that matter, almost every Western nation, might wish to remember their own, no-holds-barred campaigns to swipe industrial secrets.”

      “Throughout the 18th century, every European power attempted to rip off industrial secrets”

      “…one nation in particular was known for using the illicit methods to great advantage: the U.S. In the country’s very first years, aspiring industrialists looked to Europe and quickly learned to take the easy way out, stealing instead of inventing.”

      source: China didn’t invent industrial espionage

      Still going strong today…

      “Over the past 15 years, the FBI has chronicled numerous cases involving France, Germany, Japan, Israel, and South Korea. An FBI analysis of 173 nations found that 57 were covertly trying to obtain advanced technologies from U.S. corporations. Altogether, 100 countries spent some public funds to acquire U.S. technology. Former French Intelligence Director Pierre Marion put it succinctly when he told me, “In economics, we are competitors, not allies. America has the most technical information of relevance. It is easily accessible. So naturally your country will receive the most attention from the intelligence services.””

      source: The Growth of Economic Espionage: America Is Target Number One

      “’No Place to Hide,’ the new book by Glenn Greenwald, says the NSA eavesdrops on 20 billion communications a day — and planted bugs in Cisco equipment headed overseas”

      source: Snowden: The NSA planted backdoors in Cisco products

      Why don’t you complain about them? Is it because when the west and its “allies” (who are militarily occupied against their will) does it, it’s honorable and just?

      To summarize this section, the West has been stealing from China for over a thousand years to further their economies. From silkworms to tea/India, until the late Qing dynasty, the West was still in an inferior trade position with their demand for Chinese products like tea and porcelain being well known. The West ended up compensating with barbarism and drugging China at gun point with the Opium Wars. Hilariously, the West is perpetually in an inferior trade imbalance position. In the past, it was due to strong demand for expensive Chinese products with no reciprocal demand for western products. Today, even when China is labelled with low quality and cheap products, the West STILL suffers from a trade imbalance.

      More American comedy from history

      “Although typically glossed over in high-school textbooks, as a young and newly industrializing nation the U.S. aggressively engaged in the kind of intellectual-property theft it now insists other countries prohibit.

      In other words, the U.S. government’s message to China and other nations today is “Do as I say, not as I did.”

      “In its adolescent years, the U.S. was a hotbed of intellectual piracy and technology smuggling, particularly in the textile industry, acquiring both machines and skilled machinists in violation of British export and emigration laws.”

      “The most candid mission statement in this regard was Alexander Hamilton’s “Report on Manufactures,” submitted to Congress in December 1791. “To procure all such machines as are known in any part of Europe can only require a proper provision and due pains,” Hamilton wrote. “The knowledge of several of the most important of them is already possessed. The preparation of them here is, in most cases, practicable on nearly equal terms.”

      Notice that Hamilton wasn’t urging the development of indigenous inventions to compete with Europe but rather the direct procurement of European technologies through “proper provision and due pains” — meaning, breaking the laws of other countries”

      “At least part of the “Report on Manufactures” can therefore be read as a manifesto calling for state-sponsored theft and smuggling.”

      “The first U.S. Patent Act encouraged this policy. Although the law safeguarded domestic inventors, it didn’t extend the same courtesy to foreign ones.”

      source: Piracy and Fraud Propelled the U.S. Industrial Revolution

      “When Charles Dickens, left, arrived in Boston in 1842, he was startled to see what Americans would do for profit…he found the city’s bookstores rife with pirated copies of his novels, along with those of his countrymen. Dickens would later deliver lectures decrying the practice, and wrote home in outrage: “my blood so boiled as I thought of the monstrous injustice.”

      “With each tawdry revelation, China’s brand of capitalism looks increasingly menacing and foreign to our own sensibilities.

      That’s a tempting way to see things, but wrong. What’s happening halfway around the world may be disturbing, even disgraceful, but it’s hardly foreign. A century and a half ago, another fast-growing nation had a reputation for sacrificing standards to its pursuit of profit, and it was the United States.”

      source: A nation of outlaws A century ago, that wasn’t China — it was us

      The darker side of American “innovation”

      “In the chaos following World War II, some of the greatest spoils of Germany’s resources were the Third Reich’s scientific minds. The U.S. government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis’ knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U.S. without the public’s full knowledge.”

      “A powerful book that will change your view of the Defense Department”

      ”The newly formed Joint Intelligence Objective Agency, or JOIA, had decided that these scientists were too valuable to the U.S. to allow to fall into Soviet hands. The initiative started by JOIA, Operation Paperclip, was a covert American operation that was one of the most guarded U.S. government secrets of the 20th century. Some of the scientists who were part of it were well known — Albert Einstein for one. But others had much darker pasts:”

      ”* Otto Ambros was a Third Reich chemist who served as director of the German corporation that produced the gas used in the death camps. He was tried at Nuremberg, found guilty of mass murder, and sentenced to eight years. While he was serving time in prison, Operation Paperclip officials arranged for his sentence to be commuted. In 1951, Ambros was hired to work at a clandestine facility north of Frankfurt called Camp King. His work, sanctioned by the Defense Department, ultimately involved the testing of sarin toxins on American soldiers without their knowledge.”

      ”* Arthur Rudolph was a Nazi rocket scientist who played a key role in the V-2 rocket program. One of Operation Paperclip’s earliest hires, Rudolph, in the U.S., worked his way up through the ranks of NASA to become project director of the Saturn V rocket program. Ultimately, Rudolph was led to confess to war crimes, but his work is all over the U.S. aeronautics technology.”

      ”* Kurt Blome, a virologist, pioneered Hitler’s secret germ warfare program. Specializing in plague research, Blome conducted human tests on concentration camp prisoners and was a defendant at the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial. Acquitted, Blome was instrumental in the U.S. germ warfare program.”

      source: Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

      “Everyone has heard of Auschwitz, but what about Pingfan? This Japanese germ warfare headquarters and laboratory in Manchuria, northern China, did not hold as many victims, but atrocities committed there were physically worse than in the Nazi concentration camp, and lasted much longer.”

      “Why the discrepancy of knowledge about these two monsters? After so long, why does it still matter? The answer to both questions lies in policies of secrecy and complicity that continue today.

      “It is because of U.S. connivance in Japanese secrecy that Tokyo’s biological war has yet to be fully disclosed. An estimated 400,000 disease deaths, almost all Chinese, remain uncompensated. Japan, unlike Germany with its commendable atonement and billions of dollars in reparations, has yet even to apologize specifically to biological war victims, let alone pay compensation for suffering from its nationally driven medical torture program.”

      ”On my desk are two documents previously marked Top Secret and dated July 1947. They show not only full U.S. participation in allowing the Japanese medical torturers who escaped to Tokyo to go free in exchange for information, but that the Pentagon actually paid them. As General Charles Willoughby, chief of U.S. Military Intelligence (known as G-2) gleefully noted to his headquarters, these pay-offs were “a mere pittance… netting the U.S. the fruit of 20 years’ laboratory tests and research” in this “critically serious form of warfare.””

      “General Willoughby and officials of MacArthur’s Supreme Command for the Allied Powers in Tokyo had succeeded in suppressing evidence from Ishii and colleagues, but separate inquiries were made by the International Prosecution Section (IPS). Its lawyers gathered evidence including detailed statements from defecting Japanese bio-scientists from Pingfan. The latter testified to human live vivisection, the dumping of lethal germs in Chinese water supplies and food stores, as well as aerial spraying. Yet all was silenced even though the information went to the top.”

      source: The United States and the Japanese Mengele: Payoffs and Amnesty for Unit 731


      To recap, America supported a nation-wide policy of intellectual theft and sheltered the 20th century’s two most hated war criminals (Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan) in order to gain technology that was paid for by the blood of thousands of horrifically tortured and murdered victims – while preaching breathlessly about international law, innovation, freedom, and justice.

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