China J-20 fighter jet in public debut

China has showcased its long-awaited J-20 stealth fighter in public for the first time. The long-range, radar-evading jet did a flypast at an air show in the southern city of Zhuhai - the country's biggest meeting of plane makers and buyers.

Until now, only bloggers had been given a preview of the plane, which analysts say resembles Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor jet.

Beijing hopes the plane will improve the country's air force capabilities.

The J-20 has been developed and made by the Chengdu Aircraft Industries Group, a subsidiary of Aviation Industry Corporation of China.


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