China’s military has been going though a “modernization” lately with new air crafts popping up every few months. When the new J-20 Stealth Fighter was unveiled this week, it was done while the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates was visiting the country.
The Chinese President claims that the visit was purely coincidental, even though many are speculating a conspiracy.
Last summer, there were news stations complaining that Chinese manufacturers were making jet fighter knock-offs. It seems that now, rather than copying an existing design, there are some original planes now on the market.
It might be years before the Chinese military ever uses planes like the American F-22, but right now it seems like they are closer than ever to catching up.