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Chinese Air Force To Develop New Generation Long-Range Bomber

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China is developing a new long-range bomber, the head of the Chinese air force was quoted as saying in state media today, the latest move in its ambitious military modernization programme. China has already improved its ability to strike at targets far from home and there will be further improvements in the future, the Global Times quoted air force chief Ma Xiaotian as saying at an air force open day.

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China has been ramping up research into advanced new military equipment, including submarines, aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles. This has rattled nerves regionally and in Washington as China takes a more muscular approach to territorial disputes in places such as the South China Sea.

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