The newest addition to China's air force, the J-20 stealth fighter, will make its first public flight this week.
But the fighter jet’s first outing could be controversial, with previous reports claiming the J-20's design comes from stolen plans obtained by hackers.
The claims have been firmly denied by the Chinese.
The new Chinese war plane will take to the skies during the Zhuhai Air Show, its manufacturer announced today, as Beijing flexes its long-range military muscles.
Epsion22, San Fran, United States, 2 hours ago
Good for them, shame on us
Notnowkato, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
They're best at food and Kung fu
Don't worry, the UK has enough nuclear weapons to the whole of China into a desert!
PuppetAndPound, Los Angeles, United States, 2 hours ago
Of course China stole the plans from the US and of course they are going to deny it. You take almost any product on the market, particularly one containing electronics, and you can find a cheap Chinese knock-off of it. That's not a judgment, it's just a fact. Hopefully for them this plane is built a bit better than those fake iPhones.
Bri, Greenbelt, United States, 3 hours ago
Russians copied our F22.
Ratcatcher, Westminster Sewers, 3 hours ago
Its a good reason not to allow Chinese into your industry although judging by their usual crap on sale its wings will fall off on its first flight.
Da Huzi, toronto, Canada, 4 hours ago
What and how much they have stolen still remains to be seen.
gws9, England, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Still lacking in jet engine technology, still using Russian engines, hope the UK do not give them military jet engines like they did to the Russians after WW2, which they copied and produced the MIG 15.
Johnny_WTF, Anytown, United States, 4 hours ago
Yeah right. They look nearly identical to the US planes and it's merely a coincidence? Please......
Zumber, Newcastle upon Tyne, 3 hours ago
Have you never seen the Russian space shuttle and Concord?
MickHoltham, Plymouth , United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
Hope it lasts longer than my knockoff ebay laser cutter.
gympie, Taunton, 5 hours ago
They may have made a copy but it will be the same old Chinese junk.