China wants to reach farther, as two anticipated and attention-grabbing 2019 military events are likely to attest. One should be the unveiling of the Avic Xian H-20 bomber, following increasingly frequent public mentions over the past two years. The other will be the commissioning of the navy’s second aircraft carrier. Less heralded is volume production of the Avic Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter, which may begin during the year, as deliveries of the bigger and apparently more ...

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