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China media report mystery stealth fighter photos
Yahoo! News ^ | January 5, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN

Posted on 01/05/2011 11:23:00 AM PST by americanophile

BEIJING – Photos leaked online that appear to show a prototype of China's first stealth fighter jet were discussed in state media Wednesday — a move that supports claims the country's military aviation program is advancing faster than expected.

Both the English and Chinese language editions of the Global Times ran front-page articles on the photos of what appears to be a future J-20 fighter, along with extensive reports on the buzz the pictures have generated overseas.

Photos of the plane appeared on unofficial military news websites and hobbyist blogs last week and were still viewable Wednesday.

The Global Times did not comment on the authenticity of the pictures, but since the government wields extensive control over state media, the report's appearance and the fact that censors have not removed images from websites suggest a calculated move to leak the information into the public sphere.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: china; plane; search; stealth

1 posted on 01/05/2011 11:23:05 AM PST by americanophile
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2 posted on 01/05/2011 11:25:15 AM PST by americanophile
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W I N N E R ! ! !

Congratulations on finding the 1,000,000 press release from the Chicoms about a box of bolts which currently has a performance envelope of rolling around the block!

3 posted on 01/05/2011 11:28:39 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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Yeah, but it looks cool.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 11:55:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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Damn, that's funny.
5 posted on 01/05/2011 12:00:26 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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Actually, I was hoping for, and expecting, the photo of the stealth plane with Jessica Biehl in the pilot's seat.

You know, from the movie-bomb "Stealth".

Whole lotta folks suckered by that one. Not just seeing the bad movie, but also snookered into thinking promo photos were real.

6 posted on 01/06/2011 5:26:25 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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