外文标题：With a stealth fighter, China tries to gain attention
BEIJING: Amid the whine of high-performance jet engines at the start of an air show in Zhuhai, the Chinese government is hoping to generate a different sort of buzz: admiration, and perhaps purchases, of its shadowy J-31 stealth fighter, which is expected to make its first public appearance.
For almost 20 years, the event, Airshow China, has been a showcase for the country's homegrown hardware, and a marketplace for those interested in selling to the world's most populous country. As the country tries to climb into the high-end arms market, it has been eager to display fighters, missiles and drones that it hopes will demonstrate how China can compete on the global stage.
By exhibiting a stealth aircraft at the show, China wants to show just how far its arms industry has come, experts say. The US is the only country with operational stealth planes, and Lockheed Martin the only company to have successfully exported one, the F-35.
Slok Nath ()
China always have good technology
S Dan (Mumbai, India)
Smartly reverse engineered thing...
World still confident nor can rely on such high tech products made by China!
Kumar D (PH)
More like a show off piece.
Soumendra Roy (Unknown)
India will follow up soon
Vikas Sheth (Location) replies to Soumendra Roy
Yeah, sure! In about 60 years, we will!
arvind chitale (Pune)
China has carefully designed policy so that every manufacturer has to reveal its design and specifications. Secondly rampant hacking of valuable data from all over world's high tech institutions has brought in depth knowledge to them. No wonder China is making fast progress in high-tech including stealth bombers.
it is generations behind western expertise and technology and developing countries cant be able to achieve perfections unless they move to innovations and new inventions in design and operations instead of upgrading and improving the tested technologies..anyway cost and resources matter here and we need to compromise on this til we achieve global millennium development goals.