Once, no magic act was complete without the magician’s revealingly dressed assistant. Her job was not merely to be sawed in half, but to dominate the mostly male audience’s attention at moments when a focus on the whereabouts of the rabbit might blow the gaff. If anything at last month’s Zhuhai show was wearing fishnets and high heels, it was the Shenyang FC-31 stealth fighter. It was a reminder that China has flown two stealth fighter designs. (The Chengdu J-20 was ...

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