New pictures show second Chinese stealth fighter being test flown
A jet fighter with stealth characteristics was test flown this week in China. (Photo from
November 2nd, 2012
08:28 PM ET

New pictures show second Chinese stealth fighter being test flown

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN has obtained detailed photographs of a new stealth fighter being tested in China.

It is the second such stealth fighter China has tested in as many years and appears destined to become the communist nation's future aircraft carrier-based fighter jet, according to weapons analysts.

The plane, dubbed by outsiders as the J-31, was test flown Tuesday in Shenyang. According to the analysts, the two photographs obtained by CNN appear to have been leaked by officials in China.

J-31 Chinese fighter jet. (Photo

"It has to be an official photographer because nobody else can get that close to the airplane," said John Pike, director of "These are all publicity photos from the factory, and I could not imagine that the factory would publicize these things without somebody higher up in the food chain authorizing it."

Richard Fisher, a senior fellow in Asian military affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC), agrees these are not pictures sent out surreptitiously by some Chinese aviation aficionado. "The Internet censors are controlling this process, have no doubt that."

But Fisher said the reason for the release may not be as threatening as some might imagine.

"It's being done in a way to help promote pro-military nationalism in China. There's just a huge, large audience in China for this kind of information. It's kind of like NASCAR."

No matter who let the pictures go public, they won't answer all the questions surrounding China's fighter program. "They don't want to reveal anything that's truly useful to a foreign military or intelligence service," Fisher said.

In January 2011, China tested the J-20, a fighter jet with stealth characteristics, much like the American F-22.

J-20 Chinese fighter jet. (Photo from IHS/Janes)

Fisher said the J-31 appears be a lighter fighter jet similar to the American F-35.

"The J-20 is the heavy stealth fighter, (The J-31) is going to be the medium-weight stealth fighter. It's very much in the same vein as the F-22 versus the F-35, with the Raptor, the F-22 being the heavy fifth-generation fighter for the U.S. Air Force versus the medium-weight F-35."

Pike said that could be the case, but it may be that China is test flying both prototypes and will choose just one to put into production.

While these are both fifth-generation fighter jets, that doesn't put them on par with America's two newest fighters.

For example, Pike said China's jet engines just don't come close to American engines. "This is a sucking chest wound of Chinese military aviation."

Pike said the primary Chinese military jet engine is based on an American design. "We started development of this engine back in the '60s. Then they commercialized it in the 1970s. Then the Chinese got a hold of it 20 years ago and it's still no good. It's a half century-old design that they've been working on for two decades, and it's still no good."

Fisher has a higher opinion of that engine. "It's not entirely true that China is currently facing massive problems. They've actually had some measure of success."

And Fisher said China appears to be developing a brand new engine for the J-31. "The engines that will likely power the J-31 we do know a bit more about. Those engines were actually revealed at the Zhuhai show in 2008," Fisher said referring to an annual China air show. He believes the new J-31 engine is undergoing preliminary testing.

Another problem is the stealth characteristics of the plane.

The J-31 is designed to have a stealthy shape. "From the side profile, it really looks like a 75% (scale) F-22 from the bottom, and the top profile it very much looks like an F-35."

The J-31 may have the stealth coatings that help it absorb radar signals instead of letting them bounce off and give away its position.

But Pike explained the plane has wide seams where different parts of the plane come together. "The seams form something the radar can bounce off of. I'm looking at some close-ups of the J-31 and it's seamy. It's got all kinds of seams and ripples on the skin."

Fisher agreed. "Yes, that's definitely a fair assessment, but what we can say is that it will have a definite low-observable capability, that's for sure."

While it may start out as a land-based fighter, Pike and Fisher both said it could become China's carrier-based fighter jet when the nation builds a second, catapult-based carrier. Their first carrier, currently undergoing sea tests, uses a ski-jump style flight deck to launch planes.

So should America start worrying about these new fighters ?

"Who else do you think these airplanes were designed to fight?" Pike said. "If the Chinese think that their military is a lot stronger than anybody else in the neighborhood, then they're going to throw their weight around."

Pike estimated the J-31 might become a threat in 2027. "You would expect to see the Chinese stealth fighter enter operational service, I don't know, 15 years from now."

Fisher is predicting much sooner.

"My estimate is that the J-31 will start entering squadron service in four to five years."

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  1. matt houston

    Who here thinks that a person who can only steal ideas and grows up in an educational system that stifles creativity can have a better chance of out innovating a person who grows up immersed educationally and culturally in the ideals of innovation and creativity?

    That is why China will surely never be able to technologically out maneuver the Western countries. They will always be behind...stealth is yesterday's news China. And so is retrofitting a decaying carrier for modern use.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
    • Yang Xi Gua

      Really? Last I checked, other than Jewish Americans, the brightest and most educated Americans are the Chinese Americans in southern California.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Reply
      • matt houston

        So you confirm that my comments are correct? Are the students in S. California Chinese nationals or Americans of Chinese decent?

        November 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
      • matt houston

        Next time, read more carefully before commenting.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
      • krishna

        Dude, Its not the chinese, its the Indians.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • IronMike

        Putting the word "Chinese" in front of the word "American" does not exactly make them Chinese you know. Ethnicity != Nationality. Ask any of them if they consider themselves American or if they consider themselves Chinese. You will get the real answer.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
      • matt houston

        I'm an American who was born in Vietnam. I say to you that Vietnam has good food, some nice scenery, so so art and poetry, but can't hold a candle to Western technology or musical innovation. Let's put it this way, Americans went to the moon..while Vietnamese make good food and sing horrible copycat songs with horrible accents.

        Now, if I can say this about my own race and former nation...why can you not say something that isn't so flattering for China? Because you are brainwashed my asian brother. And the sooner you get out of that mindset of patriotism for the sake of patriotism or will make the world a better place.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • bacos

        Why would Chinese come to the US to be bright? It's the AMerican education system that is good. Not Chinese people.

        November 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Marvin Wright

      Except as a theoretical concept, the idea that authoritarian states cannot compete is nonsence. Look a German Tiger tank or the T-34 or IV Stalin II tank vs an US WWII tank. Russians have produced a significant number of excellent weapons: AK-47 to the AN-94, S-400 ABM system, SS-18 ICBM, nerve gas, rugged vehicles, quad 23mm anti-aircraft system. thermobarics, RPG-29, AT-14 & 15 anti-tank missiles are excellent.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Reply
      • matt houston

        Do you want to count item by item innovations of totalitarian vs. non-totalitarian regimes?
        Do you want to count item by item artistic innovations of totalitarian vs. non-totalitarian regimes?

        Let me know. I might suffer you to do the favor.

        November 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
      • MIJohn

        Tiger II and Stalin tanks were hardly "game changers". In fact they were some of the first "hangar queens" because they were too heavy – they wore out parts too fast, burned up more fuel to go shorter distances, and got bogged down if the ground wasn't dry. Its those reasons, among others, why the US never fielded heavy tank designs (even though many were in development) other than the Pershing which was more of a medium/ heavy. Plus that idea ignores something that was at the core of why Germany lost – they spent so much of their resources doing research on weapons missing key factors that it ended up putting them behind. V2? Decent but without a nuclear warhead it wasn't more than an annoyance overall. Tiger II? Good gun, heavy armor and ate already limited gas at a horrific rate while being prone to bogging down when it wasn't getting the parts it wore out at a ferocious pace replaced. Oh and like the Soviet heavy tanks it had this little problem of not being able to hit much more than the broadside of a barn when on the move. All due to lacking the sort of gyroscopic stabilizers found on US-produced AFVs.

        Oh and don't start that "the USSR won the war". Yes they may have killed more Germans total, but they also traded many more of their own soldiers for each German killed than the other Allied nations. So many in fact that pretty much the only way the Soviets could fill out the ranks of a unit was to merge them with even more depleted units. They were literally on their last gasp and that was with a hefty portion of the Germans forces tied up facing the Western Allies and those same nations throwing spanners into German war production via bombing and sabotage.

        November 4, 2012 at 3:18 am |
  2. adam

    Lame - at least leak some photos that prove you can pull up the landing gear..... Obviously, they have not figured out how to do that..... no worries because its not a threat to anyone.... until it crashes.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • Yang Xi Gua

      The first flight never has the landing gear in. Here's a J-20 with landing gear in.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  3. Jabber

    The shape does not look very stealthy. Maybe they just took a regular fighter and painted it flat black 🙂

    November 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  4. Jeng

    Life isn't just about technology but it is about durability...China is still here since 221 BC but I am not so sure that America will last another 100 year from now

    November 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
    • Yang Xi Gua

      the government may be gone, by the people will be here for eons to come

      November 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
      • matt houston

        Yes, that is certain. the sooner the curse of this communist china is gone, the better off the noble people of China will be. I hope they adopt democracy sooner than later and embrace freedom of thought and innovation in their governmental and educational structure.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • bacos

      The PRC (People's Republic of China) is only 63 years old. You are a brainwashed mind slave. Ok? You are brainwahsed and don't know it. We are free people. You are a brainwashed mind slave. America is older than you. Ok? The PRC is one of the world's newest countries. The fact that Chinese people existed in the past is as irrelevant as the fact that people lived in Africa in the past.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Reply
      • matt houston

        Bravo. If that doesn't shut this brainwashed sheep up...nothing will.
        Communism/Marxism itself was a 20th century invention.

        November 3, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  5. Yang Xi Gua

    Man is capable of such wonder and such horror. You still have so much to learn.

    – Pleidian in Contact (1997)

    November 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
    • bacos

      China is full of brainwashed mind slaves.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  6. Jeng

    Makes no sense if a country develops his technology at the same time it destroys itself by wars, wrong economy and social destruction (drugs)

    November 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Wrong economy? Your 'Communist Capitalism" is molded on our system to a great extent. What has happened in our country has been by means of poor judgement and greed in our private sector it has nothing to do with our values as a country. Just give time and you will see a lot of your industrialists stealing and swindling due to their insatiable breed (its happening now anyways). Also, your country has not made as many wars because you have been very poor for many centuries. Now that China is bringing in the money, the Communist Party is spending like never before towards its military expansion. The only reason China is not making any military moves is due to the deterrence that the U.S. and the European industrialized nations bring. Otherwise the Chinese government would be very aggressively imposing its "view of the world" through the Communist eyes. Not to mention its increasing need of natural resources. They no different that the U.S. or any other country or empire throughout the millennia.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
      • CNOEvl

        Sorry, i meant in my post above insatiable greed, not insatiable breed.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  7. Jeng

    By the way do you know how long has China been around? Since 221 BC founded by the Emperor Chin. And do you know how long has America been around? Since 1781. But how did you manage to have so many wars in such a short time of your existence?

    November 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Which validates all of our comments. Your culture has been around for many centuries, yet you have not accomplished much in terms of technology. The U.S. in turn have accomplished in ways that you cannot compare, much more in a little over 200 years. Does that tell you something?

      November 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply
      • CNOEvl

        By the way you will find many-many feudal wars amongst the various land lords and emperors throughout your history. Will you like to share that with us?

        November 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
      • GouLiang1


        November 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
    • Yang Xi Gua

      Both Chinese and Americans are descended from Adam and Eve 8,000 years ago.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
      • WOW


        November 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • SEAN

      China is a country America is a continent.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
    • David

      China has had a comparable number of wars since 1781. So what?

      November 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
    • logan5

      Don't forget, the Chinese fought many civil wars of unification over a period, if I'm not mistaken, lasting as long as the U.S. has existed. I you are claiming the Chinese are immune to hegemony and strife you are quite mistaken!

      November 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
    • IronMike

      China has had equivalent number of wars in terms of percentage since 221 BC including your complete PWNAGE by the mongols. Pretty sure most Chinese are descendants of Mongols.... lol. So technically China even stopped existing from that point... now it should be called Mongolia.

      At least America has not been pwned so badly by another country.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Reply
      • bacos

        Chinese are originally considered Han. They adopted the ethnicity of their conquerers, the Mongols, the Manchu, etc. If you beat Chinese in a war, you are Chinese. It's how they get over the loss.

        November 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • MIJohn

      Funny, because while you claim to be have been around since 221 BC the PRC is only 63 years old. And the old China's history is rather dubious since China was regularly invaded and conquered by steppes tribes. Not to mention all the coupes and civil wars that keep cropping up because despite being so inbreed you still help but look down on each other. Considering that the USA has been around for over 200 years, never been successfully invaded, had only 1 civil war that was decisively ended, and did it all without a single violent change in government I would say we're doing much better.

      Oh and for the record – while you slant-eyed barbarians were building walls that invaders simply went through because you were scared of new ideas, Westerners were creating concepts in mathematics, science, and philosophy that have lasted well over two-thousand years and heavily influenced every culture who has come into contact with them. And we built walls that actually held back the invades instead of barely being a speed-bump. Hadrian's wall might not be visible from space but considering the cost in terms of resources and lives, it was probably several orders of magnitude more effective in achieving its purpose.

      November 4, 2012 at 3:41 am | Reply
  8. pbernasc

    HA HA I must laugh
    Nobody has ever achieved air superiority by copying what other have designed 20 years earlier.

    That said, this is clearly an attempt by the US suppliers of airplanes to the US armed forces to make people not cut the military budget .. which is com,ing up in less than 2 months

    November 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
    • rrr123

      Its ridiculous to think that whomever is pushing preservation of the military budget is releasing these photos. Come on. This is real, China is not playing around and simply making them for NASCAR purposes (as stated in the article) and we do need to be cautious of that. There are very much underlying tensions between China and USA. Furthermore, In a time when a "technology driven nation" is being promoted we must not forget where most of our most coveted technology has come from- the Department of Defense. I think that it is crucial that neither party forgets that.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
      • pbernasc

        dude, in 2 months from now, military spending is going to be cut massively unless a new deal is made /
        now suddenly China has new super jet fighters we must fear .. yeah .. it's that simple

        November 6, 2012 at 5:44 am |
    • yo

      Every one sit up and listen – the Chinese indeed have copied the Americans in the design of their aircraft – look they have even included a pair of wings and and the shape is undoubtably that of any aircraft so far seen in the skies any day. Can you see the profile of the J31's wing, aka Apple vs Samsung Ipad.
      . Tut tut.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  9. no name

    bla bla

    November 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Good point! I think that blah-blah-blah is good. Also, considering that blah-blah-blah leads to blah-blah-blah. Then blah-blah-blah is the solution to it all!!...fantastic!

      November 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  10. lacoaster

    A lot of things I can afford have Chinese components or were made in China, me knowing or not. I also like their tea. I hope we don't fight. For the light headed, if we fight in a war with them, forget about your Apple products. Not good for you, you will lose your personality, your status.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Whomever wrote this must be a member of the rainbow

      November 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Reply
      • wang2chung


        November 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  11. martin

    Your Walmart Dollars at work.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply
    • Yang Xi Gua

      Not just walmart, everything from plastic toys to automobiles and computers and planes and ships

      November 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
  12. Yang Xi Gua

    Contrary to misconception, J-31 is NOT derived from F-22. It's derived from F-35. Look how the air intakes sweet forward due to DSI.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply
    • Yang Xi Gua

      sweep not sweet, this is why English is hard to type

      November 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply
  13. 自由人

    我們將最終粉碎你美國人低。 讓自己習慣了。 所有發言的世界將很快中國

    November 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Reply
    • AndrettiDog


      November 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
      • CNOEvl

        BS has been tried several times as well. Be more original and make a valid comment buffoon.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • Mike

      If you can read the article and the comments, you can reply in English. What you have to say doesn't matter otherwise.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply
      • architectjohn

        He said China will crush America and we will all be speaking Chinese. In which I reply... ha.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
      • 自由人

        不屬實。 您將最終學習,講的語言,你主人。 然後你可以在適當中文答覆。 然後,隻有到那時,你說,其實問題

        November 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Haze

      If you read the article you would notice that the J-31 is not even close to being as good as our F-22 or F-35. The engines are way old, from technology your country ripped off. I swear, all the Chinese/Russians/Communists can do is rip off other nations technology. Innovation comes from the West, China has a lot of ground to make up. In school, all the Chinese know how to do is memorize memorize memorize. That **** won't fly when it comes to having to actually think and come up with something new.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  14. Yang Xi Gua

    What was J-1? MiG-15?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  15. ocelot562

    Hadn't realized they had something coming after the J-20. Makes sense...

    They got the color of the su-47s and the style of the f-22s. .

    November 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply
  16. W8a2nd

    My point is this article much more likely originates in the cubicles of the Pentagon propaganda department than a Chinese government leakster. Come on, get real.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Reply
  17. Mike

    We all know what kind of drivers they make. Imagine the kind of kooky hijinks when they are flying those airplanes!

    November 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • PEI

      Made me laugh, around here if you see some crazy driving, %95 of the time they are of Asian descent. I don't mean to stereotype, but it's just the way it is around here.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
  18. Yang Xi Gua

    J-31 supplements the J-20 strike fighters. J-31 replaces J-10 (F-16 equivalent). J-20 replaces J-11 (F-15 equivalent).

    November 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  19. W8a2nd

    The color is too drab. I wonder if they can make it in "red"? Might sell better at WalMart.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  20. Jeng

    And what the bible says about stealing lands and countries from others?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      This land will be all ours. It will be a NEW WORLD ORDER! it will come soon...No countries, just ONE UNIFIED WORLD!!! Mark my will happen. Its logical, everybody will get so tired of fighting, with so little left that whomever is left will get together to save and make of what is left prosper. its called SELF PRESERVATION.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
      • AndrettiDog

        Yeah, I'm pretty sure this method has been tried numerous times without any success.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  21. Jeng

    My point? I mean it is not nice to still something from others and make it as if it was yours...I am sure that even your bible is against it

    November 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • W8a2nd

      "Good artists borrow, great artists steal"
      Pablo Picasso

      November 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
    • Maverik30

      Yes, if it's not nice to "Steal" from others, stop stealing our technology and put some extra starch on my shirts you moron...

      November 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • David

      "It's not nice to steal something from others, and make it as if it was yours"
      You mean, like take American F-22 and F-35 designs, make a poor imitation as your new Chinese stealth fighter jet, then leak photos to inspire nationalism?

      I think you just called the Chinese government not nice. Doesn't that get you executed or something?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  22. BHH

    To all of you spewing racial comments: We all have one world, destroy it and who wins?
    The biggest threat to humanity is us. Our pride is blinding us to build bigger and more destructive weapons instead of looking to ways to live together. Countries spend lives & Billions/Trillions of dollars to support the best and most efficient way to kill and destroy. This will not stop as long as this continues to be a thriving business.
    People need to recognize that the physical weapons are threats we understand, however, the real weapons of mass destruction will/is cyber war. What’s more effective, blowing up cities, or controlling the electrical grid, banking system, and internet/communication of a country?
    Technology is like food, we need it; however, it can be good & bad. In the wrong mines, it’s destructive, and we’re seeing it development exponentially to create a darker world.
    The only solution is to look to God for healing and begin the process of forgiveness, Unfortunately, Christianity and other faiths have been hijacked over the centuries by people who use it for personal gain. If we look at the true word of God, not man, we see that it is possible for all of us to live in harmony. The biggest obstacle is our blinding pride.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
    • Yang Xi Gua

      Muslim or Christian or Jewish or atheist, Chinese or Americans or Australians or Africans, we are all humans yearning for happiness and freedom. We should see one another as brothers and sisters, not as enemies.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
      • bacos

        I disagree. Chinese do not want freedom. They are not free, and they want the world to not be free to feel revenge against their Chinese captors.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • CNOEvl

      You are right. I feel ashamed of what i've said. I will now join a monastery and become a monk...thank you for enlightening me.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
    • John

      Bla Bla Bla, Peace Love Dope, right!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  23. Jeng

    I am sure in the back of your mind you all know that your "country" was in fact stolen from the indians

    November 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • EatYouAlive

      And your point, mr 50 center?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
    • W8a2nd

      That sir, is correct. No excuses, our history has many instances of man's inhumanity to man.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      And you did not steal the lives of many of your countrymen or "Comrades" through hard labor for the benefit and the well being of the Communist Party ? Your government exploited hundreds of thousands of your "OWN" people.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
      • GouLiang1


        November 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • David In NC

      You are only part right. Not all of the country was indian land. China has also taken land from others. Their act as if they own Nepal.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • David

      And I'm sure you know in your mind that your technology was stolen from Americans, regions of your country were stolen from the natives (Tibetans), and your wealth is stolen from the common people.

      At least we try to fix our mistakes.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply
    • Chino

      Do you mean Tibet was stolen by China from India ?? And also China wants to grab some land from Vietnam and Myanmar???

      November 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Jeng encounter

      Mao Zedong had more people killed than either Stalin or Hitler. That sounds like war to me.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Reply
    • MIJohn

      And just like yours is a collection of various people who hate each other over something as different as accent held together by a bloated military.
      The difference is that we don't try to rationalize and ignore the ugly parts of our history. We've accepted them and moved on while you are still hurt than a fraction of the military force of nations whose entire population was less than 1% of your own completely decimated you multiple times.

      November 4, 2012 at 3:46 am | Reply
  24. EatYouAlive

    Go thunderbirds!!

    November 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  25. .

    If you buy two, you get free eggroll.

    November 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  26. W8a2nd

    I guess we all need to dust out our bomb shelters, stock up on twinkies, and wait for another commie invasion!

    November 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • .

      Don't forget your aluminum foil deflector beanie.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
  27. F22Fan

    In my opinion, I think that the J-31 looks like a chinese F-22, cause if you look up "F-22 picture" it looks like the f-22

    November 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • American

      This is another non-story by CNN, when it comes to the U.S. air-force/navy it is asymmetric warfare compared to China

      November 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • EatYouAlive

      Why? This is a story of interest. CNN is a news organization, for profit one, that needs to appeal to many diffreent readers. So lose your hack theories and get reading. 🙂

      November 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • BlueCollarSarge

      Yeah, thats what happens when we allow so much spying. The Chinese are very good at it, and there can be no doubt that they didn't have to spend nearly as much on research and development. We did a lot of that for them.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply
      • WarMachine99

        Spying? Why, the damned toy versions are made in China. Blueprints are at every Toys R Us.

        Computers made in China, toys made in China, everything made in China. What makes people think they don't have the info to produce something?

        November 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  28. Jeng

    Tibet is part of China and Taiwan is also Chinese for your information....But how about if you let Texas gets its own independence than we can let Tibet too?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • Rick Perry

      Y'all come back now. Ya heah?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • W8a2nd

      Don't you think we've been trying! Texas secede? No, really Secede!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • David

      There's a difference between a region that wants to leave being forcibly held (Tibet) or make-believe held (Taiwan) versus a region where popular support is against secession. (Texas) The way in which these regions were also annexed in the first place, whether invasion (Tibet), "historic territory" (Taiwan), versus voluntary annexation (Texas) should also be considered.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply
    • onthespot

      Wake up Jeng...stop the nonsense. If you are drinking from the China fire hose that is fine but don't think you can influence rational people reading these comments to change the facts.

      China, constructs second rate products across the board. From toys to technology. That's not a bad thing just a fact. Your squad has done well over the past 100 years to raise to a level that deserves respect. But there is fact in human nature that "deceit stems from within". That means the reason you and most Chinese don't trust people is because you don't trust yourself.

      I leave you with this...consumers from around the world were asked "what country do you trust to build safety equipment for your child" ....China was not even in the top 20. Your figure it out.

      Answer me you live in the U.S. or China?

      November 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  29. W8a2nd

    Not bad for a first attempt. I wonder if Wallmart will be selling those?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • .

      At popular prices.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • David

      Not only will they sell them, you can place them on layaway for 2016 delivery!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply
  30. trevor5

    There is nothing stealthy about this fighter. The kind of radar systems I am familiar with would detect this thing like it was a super tanker at the Henley regatta! CNN stop winding up people over nothing or is it that you make more money when people are scared – Crisis News Network?

    November 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Reply
    • Burstbubble

      Crisis News Network........ I like it. LOL

      November 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
  31. anti-communist

    Cheap products dont last long... just like china economies... it will go down like a rock..

    November 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
    • Oleg

      это советский сухой а не китайский стэлth

      November 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • Oleg

      it a soviet sukhoi, not Chinese stealth

      November 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  32. W8a2nd

    NIce plane. Probably another one of Bain Capital's job relocation programs. Oh wait that is Romney's company. Never mind.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • scott

      It looks pretty, doesn't mean its actually a invisible to radar or even capable of mounting munitions... not that it even matters since chinese munitions are krap.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
  33. anti-communist

    America shut down walmarts and bring all jobs back to Us.... then watch how China deals with their problems... Their people will bring down their own government...

    November 3, 2012 at 11:58 am | Reply
    • American

      I love Wal-Mart...

      November 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
    • Bill

      And then when China calls in our debt and starts pulling all their investments out of the U.S. and we enter yet another great recession, what's the next move, genius?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Reply
      • WarMachine99

        1. Debt that is not in default cannot be called.
        2. Pull their investments? Just like the amerikan profiteers have theirs over there?
        3. More jobs locally, more money in the local economy, not syphoned elsewhere.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  34. Mark

    Thank Democrats and Bill Clinton for this. Remember how Chinese and Russians got their hands on this Stealth? F117 lost over Yugoslavia in 1999? Otherwise they would still wouldn't have stealth.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • Clint

      So your option would be never to use aircraft or only fly it in the US. Planes fail and crash, look it up.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
      • American

        Wonder if this means they have drones, stealth helicopters, and secret service agents gone bad as well

        November 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  35. MrUSA2424

    Its an embarrassment to F22 and F35 to mention this plane in the same breath. This plane is smoke and mirrors in that it looks good, but its what underneath the hood. The old phrase "all hat, no cattle" well that applies here. This is just nothing but Patriot Pac III fodder. GL against the Aegis system

    November 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
  36. Jeng

    China does not invade countries and China does not start wars....Only the USA and its European allies are known to be invaders and war mongers

    November 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
    • ChrisO

      Really – then let Tibet and Taiwan become independent like they want...and read this quick before the censors block it.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • Terry from Florida

      Yeah, I suppose that whole Germany thing in the 1930s and 40s meant nothing, Iraq never marched into Kuwait, Bosnia never happened...

      November 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • shane

      Obviously it wasnt the Peoples Liberation Army under the guidance of Mao that invaded tibet then was it. Your totally wrong, what you MEAN is china is not a colonialist, if you think no one in china ever started a war you need to use your google more effectively.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • transorbital

      Sure, Jeng. Just ask people in Tibet about that statement – if you can find one who has not set themselves on fire...

      November 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply
    • American

      Jeng Jeng Jeng
      What do you call a Chinese rapist?

      Rai Ping Yu

      November 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      You are right Jeng. China has not started any wars, mainly because they have not had the resources for centuries to build up their armed forces as well as no technology. Now that your country is generating income and have been able to steal technology from the U.S. and other countries by manufacturing their goods, they are now aggressively positioning themselves to do that if needed. Oh, by the way I forgot to mention a little war that China was "not involved in"...Vietnam, right?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Reply
    • boo

      Get real. The Chinese Han people has been invading its neighbors, purgeing their cultures, then calling everyone CHINESE. The Han people never had any issue with killing millions in the name of Emperors or nationalism.

      TIBET is just another on going proof.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  37. Maxwell

    Let's not get cute. The US military is larger than China, Russia, and Iran combined. This is a publicity stunt to funnel international investments, just like the long range missiles in NKorea, because contrary to what the "China is taking over America" theorists believe, China's economy is facing a steep slope.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
    • Terry from Florida

      BZZZ! Wrong! China has the largest standing Military in the world. This is mainly because its a viable alternative to working in a factory if you can't afford college. Kinda like.. well... us.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  38. anti-communist

    Rebuild Africa my as.... the chinese want to invade africa, kill all the anminals and take their lands...

    November 3, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • Alberto

      ......and eat all the endagered unicorns!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
    • W8a2nd

      So what's wrong with a little wildebeest in your chop suey?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  39. Feng

    China government is make shows of this kind always. Everyone knows is stolen ideas from other countries and dishonors us as a strong country to stand up. But understand. Millions of my people starving and government officials are so corrupt but what can we do?

    November 3, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
    • KS

      You can do as every oppressed people have done, including, at one time, the Americans.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
      • GRIZ

        Don't foget, you need GUNS to overthrow a military dominated government. Just another reason to protect YOUR right to own guns.

        November 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
    • paininyourneck

      Millions of "your" people are starving? Are you still in the 50's Feng? Get a grip, dinosaur.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
      • WarMachine99

        1. X = number of people in China.
        2. Divide X by, say, a prosperous 1% (I did say prosperous – look at our GDP, unemployment rate, poverty rate).
        3. Did you get at least 1,000,000?
        4. Reconsider your position.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  40. warmonger

    We are already at war with China. Why do you think they are on a binge to gather as much coorporate technology as possible before we get a president that throws down the guantlet and states "One more time, and it will be construed as an act of war". I not only will happen. but is heppening even now. The giovernments are just trying to keep it from the media since it makes both parties look bad.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
  41. Jeng

    We are also rebuilding Africa and for the first time this continent is getting something done there unlike of what you did there (slavery) and what your European allies did there (colonialism) China is working to develop Africa not to insult it nor to destroy it.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • Mike

      LoL. Google "china colonialism africa" and stop buying into your government's propaganda.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • ChrisO

      Jeng – First of all we didn't invert slavery. Most of the slaves were sold BY OTHER AFRICANS. Other than that good luck in Africa – that would help everybody, including the US. Problem is...with all the corruption there making any real lasting improvements will be impossible. But good luck trying anyway.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:56 am | Reply
    • bs flagwaver

      @Jeng – Sure, China is doing a lot for Africa. China is stealing land and resources by force from the rightful landowners. The invasion of Africa is already underway.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
      • CNOEvl

        Well said.

        November 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
    • scott

      Rebuilding Africa? Doesn't something have to be built first before it can be rebuilt?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
    • Mike AK

      China is 'rebuilding' Africa like the US is 'rebuilding' Iraq.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  42. Warmonger

    This will be a great excuse for republi-cons to build another 120 war ships that the Navy does not need and another 1200 M1A1 tanks that the army has rotting over at the mojave dessert.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • jrcgainesville

      Woah, there, big fella. Lay off the caffeine for a while. Did you notice that your messiah spent a hoop of money to kill off bin laden?

      November 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
    • zizewitz

      Certainly. By the way, this is clearly a photo of a model and the design is totalluy unsuitable for stealth performance.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply
      • zizewitz

        In one of the phoos they inserted some trees.
        and look at the digits "31001" on the front. clearly and badly inserted to make it more real.

        The Chinese are not able even to develop a locally designed decent car, much less a stealt aircarft

        November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  43. Realityblows

    In my simplistic view of stealth capability, I would think that for fixed sites, that detection of objects in the sky could be easily detected by use of normal background radiation from fixed points in the cosmos. Just as the sun and moon rise in known positions, large and small radiation arrives from distant constant points. Why not passively monitor these known sources? Just as you see a fly on your television screen. You can view it as it blocks that portion, but you do not need to light it up? Just the thoughts of a working slob

    November 3, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  44. Jockomo

    LOL, come on man.... Chinese threat my ass... but good PR for Boeing, Lockheed Martin etcc... who probably gave them the technology behind the scens in the first place to ensure their job security.... jeez you're a bunch of Rubes

    November 3, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
  45. karlstalin

    Thank you Bill Clinton!

    November 3, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
    • Mike

      Yes. Thank you Bill Clinton, for your budget surpluses! Your predecessors seem to have something against them.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  46. Irish mike

    The jet was painted with lead based paint

    November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • paininyourneck

      well then you better stop licking it right?

      November 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  47. bobincal

    “When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”. If we reduced our military spending to just the average per capita spending of our NATO allies, we would save $242,611,117,262 a year. Of course, we would have to be a lot more careful about the fights we pick! Maybe the military should copy NASA’s faster, cheaper, smaller model. It certainly worked great for Mars exploration.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
    • karlstalin

      Yea...we have started to colonize the planet Mars with monthly manned space flights other countries only have robots rolling around sniffing the air and digging in the soil.. It worked real well for our space program. I can't wait until it hits healthcare.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | Reply
    • jazzcat

      The U.S. wouldn't save $242,611,117,262 a year. The U.S. would find somewhere else to spend $242,611,117,262 a year.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • WarMachine99

      Like I've always said, bring the troops back, protect the Southern frontier to mitigate inmigration and drug trafficking.

      November 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  48. Jeng

    Very simple to explain this to you people....There's nobody in this world who can work harder and produce more goods in this planet like my followers Chinese people in China, we actually are making life possible for the 2/3 population of this planet...Your American factories cannot make it in the USA because not only that it is very expensive to keep up a business in America but also American people are just too lazy to work hard and to save money, they want a luxury life with easy ways to make money. In China we call this a bad dream.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
    • trollsSuck

      Shut it, troll. I could care less. You suck. Got Chinese friends, could care less about the haters.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:19 am | Reply
      • CNOEvl

        I will give you a suggestion Trollsucking hater. Find yourself an island in the middle of the Pacific so that you can avoid free speech and can start sucking on coconuts...Good luck flower child.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • ME

      Pity your government will wreck that in 20 years.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • mongo

      Tool. How's freedom taste Mr. Chinese?

      November 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      Learn how to speak English, not Chinglish.... we cannot understand your broken chinglish and it makes you seem uneducated.

      English is the most dominate language in the world. Learn it if you want to be taken seriously.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
      • Mr.Fantastic

        Sadly your grasp of the English language isn't clear either. Did you mean "dominant" instead of "dominate". Do you know any other language?

        Furthermore I suggest you check out this wikipedia page,

        November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am |
      • Jinko

        I'll bet he speaks English a lot better than you speak Mandarin.

        November 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
      • WarMachine99


        You just got pwn3d. What a d0uche.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
      • BlueAngelsPhotographer

        On the last sentence I was speaking in Chinglish so Jeng could understand me.. Pay attention...

        PWN3D N00b

        November 3, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • ChrisO

      Jeng – The Cinese people are great, I love them. But your Achilles Heal is your uber-corrupt one-party government. Until you have free elections open to multiple parties and a truly free press you will be your own jailers.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
      • SteveP

        ChrisO: In the US, we have a two party duopoly, rigged elections, and all the media is run by 4 corporations. I wouldn't be so judgmental.

        November 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
      • WarMachine99

        The US has a flawed electoral system. Allow me to explain.

        1. Voting takes place on a WORKING day.
        2. You don't vote for the president, really. Someone else does it for you by proxy. Refer to Bush / Gore clusterfack.
        3. The president is virtually chosen early on in the primaries by a few key states. Not all states enjoy the same privilege of choosing the candidate they really want.

        Change the system, improve voter turnout.

        We do still have the best democracy, no doubt about it.

        November 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • CNOEvl

      You are right Jeng. Nobody in this wolrd work as hard as the Chinese. But you know why? Because, again, you have no idea how to create innovations and bring about efficiencies in labor. Let me explain it to you more simply, it is called t-e-c-h-n-o-l-o-g-y. It takes 100 of you hard working people to achieve what one american can using his mind by creating more efficient equipment and machinery. Well said Jeng!

      November 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply
      • WarMachine99

        Why do you think the best students come from abroad and take their knowledge home?

        November 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  49. IRA

    Yep, they have what it seems to be a stealth fighter jet...guys, it is MADE in CHINA! Now tell me why is everyone so darn worry about it? Chinese products do not last.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply
  50. Peter

    hey u China haters. It's people like me that come and work in your country, be your citizen, although being discriminated against by you who are going to send money back home to build their real nation. Just like many ethnic Americans from 3rd world nations. Keep thinking you can screw us forever and history will repeat. The Chinese have been around for 5000 years, more than 10 times as long as the nation of US. odds are not on your side so good luck.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Delusion is trait you Chinese have well embedded in your genes. Again, no creativity on your parts guys. Thank American Universities where a lot of you you have come to learn. Otherwise you will still be going around in circles, thinking that the world sits on a giant turtle.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:18 am | Reply
      • trollsSuck

        American haters too. You suck just as much as Jeng up in these comments.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:20 am |
      • jack

        haha! that was funny

        November 3, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • yoo

        You are actually calling China a backward country? You are such an ignorant idiot! China and the middle east are the cradles of human knowledge you imbecile. Ignorant people like you are the first to get their asses kicked when thinks go bad.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:35 am |
      • CNOEvl

        Leave me a REPLY link Yoo....I will be happy to answer you comment on the "cradle of civilization"

        November 3, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • Mike

      Ironic Chinese Dude – only time he can freely express his true thoughts and feelings about hating the US is in the US.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      Get back in the kitchen Peter...

      November 3, 2012 at 11:33 am | Reply
    • Chinese

      I am a Chinese in the US, and I don't think people hate Chinese at all. Instead, they just disagree the way communist government treating their own people. I don't understand why Chinese defend such a corrupted government. I think most of them mixed up the communist government is equal to Chinese people.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • matt houston

      Peter, you are comparing two different things. The Chinese are a race of people who, like every other race has been around for a long time. America is just a nation, not a race. And it is only a baby.

      The people within the nation of America however comprise of Chinese, Vietnamese, German, British, French and so on. So you're comment is ignorant at best.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  51. sybaris

    "ry you no call?"

    November 3, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • Chinamyballs


      November 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • .

      Lankee plick.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  52. European Union

    wow chinas internet propaganda office is really busy here, every negative comment towards china will be attacked by their drones immediately..

    November 3, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Agreed. It is also foolish of the analyst in this article giving all this observations as to what flaws these aircrafts have. There is a Chinese with his/her legs crossed taking notes as to what flaws need to be looked at(like the riveting) to make these aircrafts better...morons.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
  53. Chinamyballs

    This is why it makes No sense to cut any branch of the military's budget. Hey guys lets tell everyone we are cutting military spending as "they" are increasing theirs. That being said, we are still the big boys on the block and are pretty good at keeping our tech secrets..for years lol

    November 3, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • TommyN

      Chinamyballs great comments. Did China want to buy GM Hummer?

      November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
    • Jim

      Excuse me. How many fighters do they have? How many aircraft carriers do they have? How many bases do they have around the world? How many nuclear bombs do they have? How many satellites and energy weapons do they have? How many do we have? It's like a chess game between a college graduate and a kindergartner. Russia is our only real threat, and they hold China and Iran back significantly, almost self destructively, against us. Not that they couldn't hurt us real bad or even win a war under the right strategy.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
      • Chinamyballs

        Well said JIm, my sole point is that I don't want your comments to be reversed in 20 years. We have to keep up the good fight and never get too confident.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  54. bollard

    Looks like a cheap rip-off of the F-35.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • Tony

      Most of these arguments are SMALL MINDED and UN-IMPORTANT.
      China is a *MAJOR* threat to the United States, mainly because THEIR MIDDLE CLASS IS *EXPANDING* while OURS IS SHRINKING. THATS where China is getting the FUNDS to build this stuff–STOLEN OR NOT. WE, on the other hand, have to *BORROW* money to keep just about everything going.

      The REAL threat is that the countries that LEND the United States all that we borrow will simply STOP lending us money. Its NOT really "who's going to come collecting" with their "cheap ripoff" of the F35.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
      • TommyN

        Tony please compare the chinese living standard to american's.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • Mr.Fantastic

        Tommy N: This may cover what you are looking for

        November 3, 2012 at 11:46 am |
    • Jim

      Chinese are known for not being able to think outside the box. They are civilization of copycats. They had gun powder for thousands of years before Europeans came, and we figured out, almost immediately, that it was a weapon capable of being used to rule the world. We then used it to enslave them only a few generations later. They are not innovative at all as a culture.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
      • B

        Better read some Chinese history, they where the world’s most advanced culture when Europe was still crawling around in the mud.
        Civilizations rise and fall mainly for the same reasons, forget the past and make the same mistakes over again.

        Mostly concerning uncontrolled power and greed in which we all had a recent lesson about right here..

        November 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  55. Menyoooo

    American are going down day by day mark my words...Soon China will take over the world.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      People who eat their pets will never "take over the world".... The kitchen maybe, but not the world.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
      • xirume

        Change you name to "ostrich": and bury your head in the sand, along with the rest of the delusional "patriots" in this country who still think we are #1, when the evidence or our decline is more than overwhenlming.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
      • Mark

        Says the "Blue Angel Photographer" (The blue angels are flying aircraft from the 70's) Youre meaning to tell me that a nation who has brought the world gunpowder, the compass, the crossbow and the printing press among many other inventions as well as created an empire cannot stand up to us? their culture is all about learning, while ours is about going to the mall, shooting cans in our backyard and having nothing to do with learning or bettering ourselves.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • BlueAngelsPhotographer

        Blue Angels fly F/A-18 Hornets... which were first available in 1983 and first flown in 1986 by the Blue Angels. Get your facts straight. Any Blue Angels pilot will outfly any Chinese pilot any day of the week. China will never have a better basketball team than the US and they will never haver better pilots than the US.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:49 am |
    • CNOEvl

      On the contrary. There will eventually be a CENTRAL World Order. And it is not going to be China. Mark my words.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • Mike

      ... writes the Troll from China. PS – your planes suck.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply
      • Michael

        They have a navy that is the size of our coast guard. If that. GL on having military superiority.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • Yuling

        As a Chinese national I apologize for how my China fellows are behaving. We don't wish anything bad for USA and thank you very much for all of the Jobs to help us.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:43 am |
    • CNOEvl

      Oh, I forgot Menyooo, you and you chinese counterparts sound like the big guy in school that would seat beside the small smart kid to eavesdrop and copy during the school exams. Popular at the time, but with the passing of the years he will find himself nowhere due to lack of originality and creativity. Meanwhile, the little guy (U.S.) that you copied from at school moves on to create new things in life, truly making a change in this world. Keep thinking of your prowess now you fool. There is a little story of a little boy, which defeated a mighty giant with a slinger and a stone. You guys lack creativity and vision, your culture is based on being copy-cats.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
  56. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    I wonder how much Romney and Adelson contributed to the Chinese Air Force??? O' my bad, I already asked that question!!! But get a load of this...earlier this year American billionaire Sheldon Adelson completed construction of his $4.4 billion Macau Empire in China, which is the world's sixth largest building and the largest resort, hotel and casino in the world. It took 25,000 Chinese workers to complete the project and it now employs over 35,000 Chinese workers. The project was delayed due to the 2008 recession and then delayed again when the Chinese government stepped in and said it ws against the hiring of foreign workers to complete the job. The massive complex opened earlier this year following a traditional Chinese dragon dance, high-wire tightrope performance and the unveiling of a 2,500 kilogram (5,500 pound) bronze and gold "God of Fortune" statue. The resort and casino complex is estimated to pump billions of dollars into the Chinese economy annually. Just imagine how many Americans such a complex would have employed and what it would have done to boost our economy. O' and by the way, a few months ago Mr. Adelson contributed one hundred million dollars to Mitt Romney's campaign. As they say, those who OUTSOURCE together flock together!

    November 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      We have one of these in the US already.... It's called 'Las Vegas"

      November 3, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply
    • Reality Check

      Your opinion is yours, but wise up a little . . . because you sound like one of those "Bush is the reason for everything bad in the world" excuse-makers. Romney has his faults, but do not give him so much credit as being the reason for any success in China. If he is that powerful, we all need to vote for him. The U.S. has so many companies that contribute to the Chinese job market and economy. To think that it is only those conservatives that take jobs overseas is an uneducated opinion. Sometime we get so caught up in politics that we think we need to make faults exclusive to the other candidate (on both sides).

      November 3, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
      • @Aminetx


        November 3, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  57. BlueAngelsPhotographer

    Are they going to load these jet copies up with fireworks from the local factory?

    November 3, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply
    • .50CAL

      We have equipment and capability that no one knows we have,including U.S. citizens. The military never ever tips their hand. In the end remember this, that one U.S. Submarine can strike every major city in Russia or China with enough nuclear destruction to make an armed conflict ridiculous. Because in the end they know and we know that we could end civilization for them as they now know it if it meant this country going down at the hands of communist power. The Chinese didnt design these things they stole them from us and try to simulate our manufacturing.They only want a modern military because for some odd reason they think its going to make them look and feel like a modern nation. The problem they have is the communist system of government doesn't work.I think its much to do about nothing. On a more serious note we need to stop borrowing money from them,quit letting them steal our technology,and we need to stop their unfair trade. Thats just another good reason to vote Romney.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply
      • EODVET

        Werd.... Keep the sheep at baaaaaaaaayyyy. The armchair morons that post their dribble on here will never know what happens beyond the gates of their secure little haven. They merely speculate... like throwing darts in the night. Its funny, really... how people can wonder why we have no "true" vote on what happens in our legislative branch. We have weapons and will. Economic power is really moot. Unless if it came down to it, you wouldn't work 18 hours a day in a factory to crank out weapons and vehicles that would be protecting our liberties.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:29 am |
      • john goddards

        Why? He'd just outsource our engineers to China to smooth out their engines!

        November 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  58. a.ri

    the sun is rising (again) on china. for america high noon has already passed. the short sighted and small minded ridicule and belittle them now. deep down we all know that country is moving fast and where it is now has nothing to do with where it will be in five years. keep in mind china spends 1/7th the US's defense budget. and they're not far behind us. shame on us that with all our excess we have stagnated. with less than a quarter of our budget they have 60% the functionality. if we weren't spending so much on defense and gave that money to health and education maybe we'd have smarter americans who could figure out how to do more with less. an incredibly wasteful and spoiled people we are.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      USA has better pilots than China... and better planes. US pilots would outfly any Chinese pilot. The US has been building planes like this J-31 for many years. It is a new technology for China. By the time they figure out how to fly the J-31 well, the US will have more modern jet fighters that will outfly anything China builds. China just wants to copy the US jets. Anyone who knows about planes and pilots will already know this...

      November 3, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply
      • a.ri

        you missed the point BAP. though im not surprised. they are advancing more quickly than we are. that they will overtake us eventually is an eventuality not a theory. where the two militaries stand today is irrelevant. in 50 years they will be on top while we're scrapping carriers to make ends meet. and its a shame that they are doing it with a lot less cash.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:37 am |
      • Mike

        When you type these stupid comments of yours a.ri, has the Chinese government created special access to the Internet outside China for you, or are you using some American Internet hack to work around the government Internet barriers?

        November 3, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  59. Mike

    In China their word for "invention" translates roughly to the phrase "steal it from the USA".

    November 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
    • a.ri

      really. and what did china do before america came along hmm? we've only been around for 250 years. they've been around for 4500+. what they did was sit there and let our forefathers rape their country. its called common sense mixed with a little payback. get your jingoism out from between your ears and put your brain back in.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
    • Mike

      China shows no respect for copyright and the government encourages it. Everyone knows the Chinese don't invent – they steal. They stopped innovating 1500 years ago when they figured out fireworks.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
      • a.ri

        i like how you think fireworks is the biggest contribution of china. you're a prime example of the failing educational system in the US. but at least we can defend your right to be at and stupid with all the shiny guns we've got by moving money away from schools and hospitals.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:43 am |
      • Mike

        LoL. You're as much of an American as I am Chinese. Go back to making posts about how Tiananman square never happened.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:55 am |
    • Mike

      November 3, 2012 at 11:04 am | Reply
      • rjr162

        And you think we don't do the same thing to others? It seriously irks me how some of my fellow American's can be so blocked from reality and don't apply their intelligence to actually observe and think rationally about things.

        Plus what's the point of having a massive military if the country is broke and the people don't have money? Wouldn't that make us just like the old USSR?

        November 3, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • Mike

        I never claimed it's never been done by Americans. I'm just explaining that the Chinese are kings of stealing other people's IP which they ARE.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  60. jay105

    You can order thione with layway at walmart....Never, ever trust the chinesse and don't worry if the quality of these aircraft is the same as couterfeit products made in China eveybody will be ok....

    November 3, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
  61. LookToChina

    hope china puts a few bullets and bombs in these loud mouths. shock and awe is the only thing they'll understand.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • newsintegrity

      Ya, and where that get us? We destabilized more country with bombs around the world than make things happen. Its like put 3 dictators in a row, bomb 2, and your left with one very strong dictator in the vacuum of a region – that's primarily how we ended up with the Persian problem – need I say the country's name? Man, today is full of morons on CNN today. Go back to ready Fox News big dawg.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
  62. 大兔兔


    November 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      I saw this on the menu once at The Mandarin House but I was afraid to eat it...

      November 3, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
      • John Stone

        Loosely translated it reads "...year of the flying MSG..."

        November 3, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  63. /sigh

    lol, those arnt very good stealth fighters, the wing configuration and overall design makes it still too large on radar.
    China is simply trying to say they have state of the art stealth fighters, the tactic of releasing pics of an aircraft that doesnt do what it supposed to do is common place from china.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • newsintegrity

      Since when does the shape of the aircraft matter with the use of "stealth" technologies? Radar cross-section is a matter of throwing a signal out there and receiving a bounce back based on reflection of that signal. US stealth technology (at least what is known) is based on absorbent materials that both absorb and dampen radar signals, but also the angle at which the signal his the body of the plane – hence why the F-117 looks funky as it does. Mostly part 1 has more to do with it these days than part 2 because we've learned over the years how to control the materials more with fabrication processing getting better as computer simulation of these materials have matured. Size doesn't matter in this case.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
      • aerogeek

        shape does have a very large effect on RCS. RAM (Radar Absorbant Materials) do play a large part too, though much more can be done by avoiding large surface areas perpendicular to lines of site. Look at B-2, x-35, and stealth fighters. They avoid large flat vertical surfaces. Looking at the profile picture of J20 I see big boxy structures which are not good for RCS

        November 3, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  64. frootyme

    Good that China is emerging as Super Power limiting the EU & American hegemony.

    November 3, 2012 at 10:11 am | Reply
    • newsintegrity

      That's almost funny to read. That's like saying, just wait until the Afghans repzent in the World Cup yo .. they gonna kill it?! hah. See you in 5 decades.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
  65. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    I wonder how much Romney and Adelson contributed to the Chinese Air Force??? During his luncheon with his rich friends in which he meligned 47% of us, Romney spoke passionately and emotionally about a Chinese factory Bain Capital bought when he was CEO. Then he went on to explain how his company hired 20,000 Chinese female workers and he became emotional when he started to describe the deplorable living conditions these women were subjected too. He stated that these women were crammed in an old make shift dormitory building where there were three women assigned to one bunker. Then he went on to describe how he and a team of Bain executives confronted the Chinese authorities and asked why there was a fence erected to keep the women confined. And after demanding answers to what appears to be a humanitarian situation, Romney said that the authorities at the factory said the fence wasn't to keep the workers in but were to keep outsiders off the premises as they would come on the compound looking for work. So just imagine Romney/Ryan and Scott Walker wants to strip American workers of their collective bargaining rights for better wages and decent working conditions, but Romney and his rich friends are concerned that Chinese workers don't have decent wages and collective bargaining rights. Unbelievable!

    November 3, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply
  66. lindaluttrell

    They did not give an estimate on the range/payload of this thing...

    November 3, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
    • israel

      because they're already speculating heavily on the characteristics

      November 3, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • CNOEvl

      Yup, keep giving more information and assessments as to what flaws this aircraft has fools. There is a Chinese taking notes as to what flaws need rectifying thanks to you...what a bunch of buffoons...

      November 3, 2012 at 10:26 am | Reply
  67. Michael Johnson

    The communist had a saying that as been shown too be true. "A capitalist will sell you the rope, by which, you can hang him." China provided the slave labor and capitalist sold them the technology to be a military super power. This increased share values. The international corporatist, like the Koch Brothers, have no loyalty to America, Americans or America's future. With the growth of China, international corporations are no longer linked maintaining a strong American middle class. It doesn't matter who is elected. Jobs aren't returning so plan on being poorer and having less.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:55 am | Reply
    • sawolf

      What you fail to take into account is the vast increase in productivity powered by numerically optimized machine tools, robots. America manufactures twice as many goods with 2/3 fewer workers than in the 1980's. The days of unskilled manufacturing are over. It would behoove our citizens to not just coast through school, but excel. There are jobs out there, but the skill sets required are different. An example would be the increase in foreign automotive companies manufacturing here. It's actually less expensive than shipping the finished product and there is tighter control/feedback over the production. American workers can do.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
  68. repsrstupido

    crap engine!

    November 3, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
    • Bill

      No thrust vectoring.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
      • some dumb american engineering phd

        Like a fighter aircraft ever needs to make rapid maneuvers, pssssh!

        November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  69. bill

    We have enough firepower on one nuclear sub to wipe out most of the known world. Its time we grew up and found
    a way to settle our differences before there are no differences to settle. The silly talk about the number of navy ships
    being less than in 1918 is absurd and just an excuse to avoid any real thinking about our future.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
  70. China

    One USA chemistry company has killed 20000 indians in ONE day.

    And it was the sponsor of the London olympics, India would have boycotted the London, but not.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • hobieblair

      Wha? Who? Sources please...

      November 3, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply
      • Someone who can use Google

        November 3, 2012 at 9:48 am |
      • newsintegrity

        Union Carbide, Hobie.

        November 3, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • john

      When China invades, I'll be the white guy on the corner with the laundry shop.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
      • newsintegrity

        Why does this always turn into a race comment?

        November 3, 2012 at 10:14 am |
      • JD

        Need more Calgon!

        November 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
      • Mesoo Hoe ni

        You washy clothesy?

        November 3, 2012 at 10:35 am |
      • John Stone

        you wanna a happy ending

        November 3, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • sawolf

      The indians killed were illegally squatting on the company's land. If they had maintained their distance the disaster would not have happened.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
    • EdwardTr

      And why should we care about india, an inferior country with inferior culture and customs?

      November 3, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply
  71. China

    Mattel, one USA company,
    has designed the poisonous toys and let chinese companies make them.
    Chinese producers made the products exactly according to its design.

    Then USA medias have made propaganda that China made poisonous toys.

    THen after the truth came, Mattel's CEO has apologized personally in Beijing.

    What should the world say?

    Land of lying, USA.

    The world counts how many months USA can show such disgusting actions with 17 trillion debts.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • hobieblair

      Yes, Im pretty sure that the US office specifically requested lead paint. We love it, cant get enough of it, miss it now that its been banned here. Nothing like poisoning kids to really get the day off to a good start...

      November 3, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • jas

      What about the Chinese tainted baby formula and fake drugs? Got to hand it to the Chinese to make a quick buck.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply
    • BlueAngelsPhotographer

      How many dogs and cats have you eaten in your lifetime? In the US we DO NOT eat our pets!

      November 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
      • hokkienmee

        eating dogs and cats has nothing to do with fake goods or lead tainted toys. many cultures eat insects/worms/toads/snakes just to name some. by not eating cats and dogs does not make you a superior culture.

        going by your logic, you eat pork, which muslims do not, dont you agree they have superior culture?

        your logic is flawed.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:52 am |
    • TommyN

      China! The greatest thing China can do is "COPYCAT". Can Chinese make an good car? The answer is No.
      Many companies invested in China 'cause its cheap labour and comsumer force. Chinese labour is becoming expensive; foreign companies will look for cheaper labour in other countries such as India, Vietnam, Philipine,...
      Yeah you can make a stealth fighter and it can flight but the question is can it fight? What technology you have?

      November 3, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  72. john


    Red Dawn?

    November 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
  73. Guest

    Chinese rockets and missiles are as reliable ans accurate as the US. It is a matter of time (~10 years) before they on the top again. MARK MY WORDS!

    November 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • JD

      On top again?
      I missed the first time

      November 3, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply
  74. cpc65

    If you look closely in the photos you can see the strings. How do you say, "Thunderbirds are go!" in Chinese?

    November 3, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • JD

      I loved the thunder birds – they copied thunderbird one

      November 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
  75. cpc65

    Don't worry. If these jets are up to their usual "quality" standards they'll kill more of their own pilots than they will the enemy. Lead paint, defective electronics, I'll bet even the oxygen masks contain toxic materials.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • jas

      Once they become operational, the jets will be on the ground undergoing more hours of maintenance than flight hours. Just the nature of stealth jets, especially for a Chinese designed one.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
  76. redoranges

    It appears that China has copied an airframe, and then added big canards which really limit top speed, and supercruise efficiency. In some ways it is good to see that China is so far behind on avionics, and engine technology. China is wasting money on manned aircraft while the US is 20 years more advanced in robotic drones. The F-35 and F-22 jets are not publicity stunt photos, they are operational aircraft you can buy today.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:30 am | Reply
  77. AirForceOne

    They are building advanced weapons systems and our president is counting horses and bayonets..

    November 3, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply
    • hobieblair

      Yeah, counting horses...Sure, all while being commander in chief of the most advanced military force in the history of the world... Id take two twenty year old F15s with good pilots against squadron of these "stealth" plane POS's. They are junk, not invisible to radar, use crappy hand-me-down Russian engines because the Chinese can't figure out how to make a jet engine that doesn't grenade after five hours of use... Counting horses...Please, hurry up and vote for the guy who's going to lose...

      November 3, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply
    • RUConfused

      You are muddling the context of your paraphrase. The president was clearly talking about the fact that the old meters used to gauge a military's strength are obsolete. It is the challenger this year who is "behind the times" on military capability.
      If you watched the debate, it seems your espoused concerns would put you in the Obama camp.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply
    • squoose

      They are building advanced weapons systems... that are still a couple decades behind ours. Love seeing that you are so utterly partisan that you will all but lie about Obama, though. It shows how seriously ANYTHING you have to say should be taken. We still spend 3 times what China does on defense. They are not a direct military threat... unless we elect another Republican stupid enough to start a war with them.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
      • Flyboy

        Yea under Obama no country is a threat. He will be too busy making secret deals. You ignorant little ant.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:04 am |
      • chris mckimie

        Actually the US is the Ant !!! No matter how much Money you spend to buy Weapons IE: ( Barrow the Money from China ) we will always be the Ant !!! We can't buy our way out of this Fact !!! You need to get over the Little Man Syndrome !!!

        November 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  78. Todd

    How long before we'll be able to order one of these at

    November 3, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply
    • JT

      That sir, is hilarious!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  79. .

    Wanna stop China? Unionize the workers.

    Isn't it ironic that the communist workers' paradise has turned into an exploitative capitalist oligarchy?

    Mao is turning in his grave.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | Reply
  80. Hadenuffyet

    Buy "Made in China"??? You helped build

    November 3, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply
    • .

      Ever try to buy something that's not made in China?

      November 3, 2012 at 9:23 am | Reply
      • Alert Citizen

        I have and I do!

        November 3, 2012 at 9:38 am |
      • sawolf

        Yeah, my stereo amplifiers American made, best on the planet. Google

        November 3, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • Angry White Male

      Made in china... with technology stolen from the United States!

      November 3, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply
  81. Ron

    It's made out of a hard resin much like the junk that's already purchased by everyone in the US.

    November 3, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
  82. Jeremy

    Well that photographer is dead.....

    November 3, 2012 at 8:53 am | Reply
  83. a.ri

    the sun is rising (again) on china. for america high noon has already passed. the short sighted and small minded ridicule and belittle then now. deep down we all know this country is moving fast and where it is now has nothing to do with where it will be in five years. keep in mind chine spends 1/7th the US's defense budget. and they're not far behind us. shame on us.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:43 am | Reply
    • davey


      November 3, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
    • chris mckimie

      Shame on us for what ? Not spending more ? or Shame on us for not picking better leaders for the Last 12 years ? I would say " better leaders , but what we have and what is waiting in the wings are a JOKE with even worse wantabe leaders as the other choices !!!

      November 3, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
    • JD


      November 3, 2012 at 10:28 am | Reply
    • some dumb american engineering phd

      China has one medium carrier with a ski jump launch system that requires STOL aircraft (a retro-fitted cast off from the former USSR). It will take them 5-10 years to build their first catapult-launch medium carrier. The US has 11 super carriers (out of 11 in the world). Super carriers are double the size and capability of medium carriers. The new Ford class super carriers will begin to phase into the US Navy in 2015. These ships will be able to outperform our current super carriers by ~20% as far as sortie rates. In addition, they will be equipped with directed energy weapons and other next generation systems that our friends across the pacific have not wrapped their heads around.

      Is China on the rise? Yes. Will China dominate the US any time soon? No.

      November 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  84. Ash

    So, they'll be ready just in time for America's drone fleet, which will knock out their carrier as well as airbases. And that's if the Chinese peasants don't rise up in rebellion first due to the uncontrolled, widening gap between rich and poor in that country.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply
    • rory

      American don't think of yourself too highly.Out of this planet,there is another planet out there somewhere in the space.Ain't no mountain is higher.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:45 am | Reply
      • JJ

        You should try rehab.

        November 3, 2012 at 9:33 am |
      • JD

        Yeah but the degobar system is controlled by Yoda and he is cool with American

        November 3, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  85. power4things

    Looks like someone walked out of Lockheed Martin with a few hundred drawings and a one-way ticket to Beijing stuffed in their britches ...

    November 3, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
    • machinedrummer

      They did attack Lockheed last year, compromising RSA tokens.. we will see another hacker being arrested by Chinese police claiming the government has nothing to do with it. 30 years of research, lot of hard work and US tax payers money got stolen not the first time and not the last. Now lets make all medical records available online..... We no longer have edge, China has beaten US – owning us, and taking our technology – something that took 2 generations to develop was used against US.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:47 am | Reply
      • JD

        China owns you

        November 3, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  86. Vatossan

    Soon they will ask for their money, and WW3 will start.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:04 am | Reply
    • Terrance Wood

      Kind of hard to fight a war when a majority of industrial assets, held overseas, have been seized.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • JD

      If we don't pay how will they fight a war with us?
      who's going to lend China the money to take on the US.
      It will be the smack down of the century – with one aircraft carrier
      in testing and planes that are basic copies – it will be a short war

      November 3, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply
  87. Sigh

    Ahhhh China, what will you do when you when your people ask for more then 2.50 a day? Your culture has a long and storied history based on peasant uprisings, truly the only thing your elite fear. You worship at the feet of Mao, your fearless leader who killed over 10 million of your own people. Your great cities bother no one, everything looks nice until you get next to it and realize the structural cracks are already showing. Your citizens are executed for speaking their minds, your elite spit on you China. How much longer will this last in the age of information? Enjoy your knockoff F-22s and realize that you still don't matter to your masters.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
    • Terrance Wood

      The elite's greatest fear is that the Wu Xing is in full swing–with 坤 and 巽 becoming friends with 離.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:37 am | Reply
    • Peter

      when they start asking more than $2.50, US companies will have to find lower wages somewhere else and corporate American profit will shrink, unemployment rate rises, simple economics. Perhaps you should learn to get a higher education by getting a college degree like what people in the 3rd world nations are doing, otherwise you will keep talking like a redneck who's never been out of their home town before.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Reply
      • Sigh

        Ahhh the old 'you're a stupid head' argument. Get past the sea-board a little and China IS a third world country. Living in caves, the poor areas of a city turned to a garbage yard. A degree you say? From a third world country? Please refer me to my nearest third world University? the Chinese Elite are educated by the West. Who do you think purchases all these things produced by your fabled Chinese juggernaut? The West. Plain and simple if we can't purchase your products your economy fails. Chinese factory workers can't afford them. American, German, British, workers can. Enjoy your high horse, we ignore it daily.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  88. Bob

    China is a country with a billion people in it. They have a lot seriously smart hard working people. It's just a matter of time for them to be a par with the US military.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply
    • JD

      China is also a country with a Billion problems

      November 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply
    • John Stone

      "China is a country with a billion people in it. They have a lot seriously smart hard working people. It's just a matter of time for them to be a par with the US military."

      And as far as having a billion people, some of them being very smart, tell me why then they haven't equaled or passed us technologically or militarilly? Because China doesn't innovate they steal ! Chinas' policy has and always will be 'zero cost R&D' steal as much technology as possible.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:22 am | Reply
  89. Get out

    Proper training and experience trumps almost everything.

    November 3, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply
    • jas

      The mantra for victory every time!

      November 3, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  90. Johnny 5

    lmao. Wonder what the kinks are. Anything made from China is a piece of crap. That has been the case decades ago; that is still the case today.

    November 3, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply
    • David

      So does that mean Americans all own crappy stuff? Looks like we are the stupid ones for buying it, huh?

      November 3, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply
      • jas

        Only the stupid people in America.

        November 3, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  91. FedUpwithLA

    The games go on don't they? It's a good thing that the Chinese are protected by anti-discriminatory laws here in the U.S. Might as well help them make these airplanes.

    November 3, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply
    • Blake

      The anti-discriminatory laws are for Americans. They aren't Chinese. Your ignorant rant reveals your redneck racism.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:51 am | Reply
      • jas

        From his screen name, it suggest he is from LA. Hardly a redneck.

        November 3, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  92. Jeng

    Oh by the way, without our money that you borrowed and you keep borrowing (Because you don't have a culture of saving money) your "beautiful" America will look like a toilet and you will be side by side with people in Greece trying to convince the world bank to pick you up from the ground... But remember you need to pay back till the last penny!

    November 3, 2012 at 7:39 am | Reply
    • Mr86

      until the last penny? hmm, with interest? WOULD U TAKE AN IOU? IF NOT THEN WHAT?

      November 3, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
    • power4things

      Naw, Jeng – we'll just close all those crap-factories to throw 1/2 billion out of their $2.50 a day job, then watch the fun ...

      November 3, 2012 at 8:17 am | Reply
    • Bob

      Jeng, we own far more of our own debt than you do. You must be a Republican stooge.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
    • jas

      Jeng, we in America and the rest of the world will stop buying Chinese made products to pay you back, then you will start to look like North Korea. Sounds pretty cool, eh?

      November 3, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • JD

      Jeng, just watch. Our way of repaying debt will be agreeing to keep funding factory production. Sure you hold a lot of our debt, but we employ a lot of your economy. Debt (and money in general) is just a figurative value we humans denoted for an exchange of services. Sooner or later when production starts retreating back overseas as a cyclical economy does, these services will be levied.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
    • Cheapshot

      Jeng, China hold less than 8% of US government debt and another 3-4 % is held by other foreign countries. Of the total (~15 trillion dollars) of US debt , 88% is held by the good people of the United states of America. And China may consider itself a economic superstar right now but know that it is almost exclusively reliant on US trade and even then it has manipulated its currency to unfairly dominate the market. Hardly a comparison to the US actually. Good news is this cannot last for ever. China is going to be forced to play by international trade rules or threatened with sanctions. And you don't want 1.3 billion people rising in revolution against their ruling class. So China is heading for the Big Shrink in its economy – think of it as a "correction" after a "bubble". And they let's see who owns who.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
    • sawolf

      You hold less then 7% of our debt.

      November 3, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • canada

      jeng just stop canadian and i even know that the usa will always be on top...debt or no debt. its funny thats all you have against the states is that their in debt...and let me guess your a chink eyed living in the states...why dont you go back to your own country and work like a mexican and barely get people make me sick!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Lulz

      Troll on Jeng....Troll on!!

      November 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  93. 中国网民


    November 3, 2012 at 7:34 am | Reply
    • Mr Grit


      November 3, 2012 at 7:58 am | Reply
    • Ching Chong


      November 3, 2012 at 10:14 am | Reply
      • John Stone

        They're just saying "Damn Mongolians !!"

        November 3, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  94. Andrew

    In the 70's 80s the Russians made planes that 'looked like' the American F-15, then our best air-to-air fighter(still is by record). However, when they flew against actual American hardware over Lebanon flown by Israelis and then over Iraq flown by Americans they were swept from the skies.

    November 3, 2012 at 7:30 am | Reply
    • madawgg

      may I remind you that airplane is just a machine and really...the pilots are more important...Arabian pilots do not have the same amount of training compared with the Israelis colleagues. Also, don't forget the dramatic boost from those E-4s

      November 3, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
    • Rahul

      What happened to Aerican hardware used by Pakistanis in 3 wars with India which used Russian hardware.!!!!!!!!! Hardware is as good as the men/women operating behind it

      November 3, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply
      • frootyme

        True, when F-15s are sold to anyone other than Israel either capabilities are limited or enough training is not given to others.

        November 3, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  95. Dasea

    Basic evolution in motion. Survival of the fittest. They have more pilots too. Likely more planes. This only hurts people who walk around feeling like number one in the year 2012

    November 3, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply
    • withoutgod

      You can't be serious. The US has twice the air assets that China does. China has nearly 1700 combat aircraft. We have nearly 1000 just on our carriers, and thousands more land based. Additionally, we have 11 aircraft carriers, China has one. China has 2 prototype stealth aircraft, we have 20 operational stealth bombers and nearly 200 stealth fighters. China has a LOT of catching up to do.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
      • XM

        You are correct withoutgod. People think China will just crank out 200 jets in a month. This is impossible. A single F35 takes half a year to build, and that is Lockheed who knows how to do this... These are not cheap TV's, these are the most advanced devices ever built.

        November 3, 2012 at 9:25 am |
    • Amazed

      For a culture which barely grasps the basics of driving a motor vehicle, it's almost laughable to think of a squad of Chinese fighter pilots flying anything supersonic, let alone stealth fighters.

      All an opposing force will have to do is wait for the Chinese, flying barely above stall speed, to crash into each other as the pilots jockey for the fast lane.

      November 3, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
      • David

        A family friend who used to work with Air Force Intelligence back in the 70s described chinese pilots as thus:
        "They die well".
        They would fly to max height, fire their missiles at max range, then their engines would stall and the jet would plummet into the ocean, when they attempted to shoot down SR-71s. And the missiles would miss anyway.

        November 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
      • B


        I am amazed by your obvious ignorance and racist comments, you don’t have a clue what you are talking about.
        You are drooling on yourself..

        November 3, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  96. 2357

    A war bird is only as good as the flyer who's flying it. And only a Chinese pilot would be naive enough to fly around in this "stealth fighter". Pity the fool who buys these cardboard maquettes.

    November 3, 2012 at 7:27 am | Reply
  97. Subtrakt

    Really China? Can't you invent something on your own instead of stealing other nation's Intellectual Property?

    November 3, 2012 at 7:21 am | Reply
    • Lars Olofsson

      Then why is your country stealing Chinese intellectual property? Paper, gunpowder, the compass, lacquer, bank notes, kites, playing cards, and many other things are Chinese inventions. The things I listed were all invented before the first European walked on American soil. You hadn't then yet come up with the legal concept of "intellectual property" that you invented to protect YOUR inventions – legal concepts that you now try to force on China.

      November 3, 2012 at 9:15 am | Reply
      • Mike

        You don't support the concept of IP so your further comments on the matter are irrelevant.

        November 3, 2012 at 11:23 am |
      • bacos

        Why are Chinese shamelessly taking on Western sounding names and defending CHina? Lars you aren't American you're a Chinese communist. Why would we listen to our worst enemies? China's 4 big inventions were thousands of years ago. China has done nothing in 100 years and this is fact.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
      • Lars Olofsson

        bacos, you silly! Do you REALLY think that Chinese take on western sounding names to defend China? I seriously doubt that are ANY Chinese do so. I am from northern Europe. Of course I support intellectual property rights, but sometimes I just get disgusted about all the anti-Chinese sentiments in the U.S. and the level of ignorance floating around. The world isn't black or white, "good" or "evil". Yes, there are problems in China, but on the balance, China is good for the western world, and Chinese are good people. Don't take my word for it, just spend some extended time in China, and you will know what I am talking about!

        November 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • MIJohn

        So many fallacies.
        No one knows who invented gunpowder. In fact its entirely possible that the alchemists in Europe developed it independently just like they did Greek Fire and a host of other compounds. It just happens that China has the oldest SURVIVING written record to date. Bank notes? The Chinese were also using silver (and not even silver coins) at the same time and recorded the value in pieces of silver. Besides which, it's not WHAT the money is made from that is important but what the money represents and that concept is far far older than China – in fact it's as old as the concept of buying and selling goods. Compass? You do realize that the properties of lodestone have been known for oh... at least as far back at the Ancient Greeks right? Who is to say that the Chinese didn't steal the concept from someone else and just put their name on it. All those others are the same sort of situation – just because the Chinese CLAIM to have invented it first doesn't mean they actually did. They just had the luck to have a written record of their claim survive while the other records were destroyed by invading tribes migrating.

        My money says still a Chinese but one who pays enough attention to his spelling and grammar to come off as European. Well that or one of the far-left extremists who his countrymen laugh at every time he opens his mouth trying to make himself look better by defending one of the worst violators of the very principles it claims to embrace. Either way – can we please get an ignore feature CNN?

        November 4, 2012 at 2:49 am |
  98. EU

    China are the copy world champions..

    November 3, 2012 at 7:12 am | Reply
    • copying

      Is this a copy issue again? It sounds like everything from China is copied from someone. How about yourself. You have the same facial organs as other individuals. So that means your father made you by copying from others?

      November 3, 2012 at 8:22 am | Reply
    • copy police

      If you are really good and do not want to copy from others, why do not you go back hundreds of years to re-make the gun powder, paper etc that you copied from China in the first place?

      November 3, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
      • bacos

        Gunpowder was discovered,more than invented. I t was the presence of three naturally occurring chemicals that were highly flammable. There was no engineering, nor planning, nor developing. It was simply found when randomly mixing things together and burning them.

        November 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
      • that is it

        That will do it. That is what patents/intellectual properties mean, which include new combinations of existing items. And how about other ancient inventions copied over besides gunpowder, why you do not talk about? Summing these up and translate into dollar amount and interests, perhaps a big part of west should not be owned by itself. If you do not know these, learn first before you speak.

        November 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  99. matt houston

    Expecting people to believe in China's military technology when they can't even get baby milk correct is asking for the sun and the moon. How many paper maché missiles did they lend to North Korea for their parades you think? And this stealth plane? If flies surely. It will probably fly apart if put to the test in battle too.

    November 3, 2012 at 6:56 am | Reply
    • silent observer

      Dont know why you make such reference.The US has its own share of domestic problems/scandals, but it doesnt stop us from being who we are today.

      November 3, 2012 at 7:04 am | Reply
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