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China gives 1st close-up glimpse of cutting-edge stealth fighter

J-20's design reveals potential development issues, expert says

China's cutting-edge J-20 stealth fighter sits on the apron as its flaps are tested before taking flight.

ZHUHAI, China -- China's cutting-edge stealth fighter jet made its first-ever on-the-ground appearance after a demonstration flight at an air show.

The Chengdu J-20 fighter jet had been shown in demonstration flights a few times before, but the appearance on the apron at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai was its public debut on the ground.

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