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Aerospace & Defense

China's latest fighter jets, drones display war-making capability

First air show in 3 years in spotlight as tensions mount with U.S.

As tensions rise between Beijing and Washington, China displayed some of its latest military technology at its main air show. (Source photo by AP)

GUANGZHOU -- China showed off cutting-edge aircraft ranging from next-generation fighter jets to the latest drones at its biggest air show, shining the spotlight on the country's high-end military technology amid mounting tensions with Washington.

China watchers and military experts were particularly focused on this year's China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as AirShow China, as it was the first in three years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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