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China shows its new stealth fighter jet (video)

Hopes to narrow gap with US technology

China showcased its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter for the first time in public on Tuesday, sending it on a flypast over Airshow China, the country’s biggest meeting of aircraft makers and buyers in the southern city of Zhuhai.
Beijing hopes the radar-evading fighter, which until now has only been seen by bloggers, will help narrow China’s military technology gap with the United States. The J-20 resembles Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-22 Raptor, analysts say, thought it lacks the U.S. jet’s clout.