The Chinese military is often criticized for a lack of transparency, for keeping quiet about weapons programs that Western countries, at least, would discuss long before entry into service. But in the case of the Avic J-20 fighter China has been far less secretive than usual. So the appearance of two J-20s at Airshow China at Zhuhai on Nov. 1 was not the public unveiling widely reported in the general media. Avic and the air force have publicly flown the big fighter in its test program. ...

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