Once a reform-minded political rising star, Yu Youjun surprised many with his miraculous comeback after a corruption probe.
Months after his retirement this year, Yu returned to the limelight as a scholar addressing the thorny issues of the Cultural Revolution.
“The soil for the Cultural Revolution is still fertile, especially when the people have no reasonable and profound knowledge of it. It may partially recur, under certain historical conditions,” he told students, mainland news outlet Caijing reported. Continue reading
Australia on Thursday said it will go ahead with live-fire naval exercises with China, even after close ally the United States sent a warship into the disputed South China Sea this week.
Washington infuriated Beijing on Tuesday when it sent its USS Lassen destroyer within 12 nautical miles of artificial islands in a challenge to China’s claims in the South China Sea.
The United States said the incident was a routine freedom-of-navigation operation, and vowed to send more ships. Continue reading
China’s mysterious “Dark Sword” combat drone could become the world’s first supersonic unmanned aviation vehicle, reports the website of the country’s national broadcaster CCTV.
The Dark Sword — known in Chinese as “Anjian” — made quite a stir in 2006 when a conceptual model of the unusually shaped triangular aircraft made its debut at the Zhuhai Airshow in southern China’s Guangdong province. Continue reading
China’s mysterious fifth-generation J-31 stealth fighter jet, set to make its debut later this month, could form a lethal tandem with the country’s existing J-15 carrier-based fighter aircraft, says a Chinese military expert.
The J-31, also known as “Gyrfalcon,” or Falcon Hawk by some military enthusiasts, is a twin-engine, mid-size fifth-generation jet fighter currently under development by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. The jet, set to make its debut at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition on Nov. 16, has already been seen performing test flights and stunts after arriving at the city of Zhuhai in south China’s Guangdong province ahead of the event. Continue reading
A model of China’s new Type 032 Qing-class test submarine went on display at the Sixth Shipping Expo held in Zhongshan in southern China’s Guangdong province between June 6-8, reports the Chinese-language Guangming Daily operated by the Communist Party of China. Continue reading