Pretty balanced look at Beijing’s military in the latest Aviation Week, which notes:
Before viewing a static display of the Chengdu J-10 fighter, Brig. Gen. Yan Feng, commander of the 24th airborne, said that over the next decade he would like aircraft “with the capacity to do what the pilot wants.”
OK….something may have been lost in translation. But the article’s bottom line: China has a ways to go to catch up to modern militaries, especially the U.S.