China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2014) on Nov. 11, thru Nov. 16

Commencement with the 65th anniversary of China’s  Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF)

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{The PLAAF was officially established on 11, November 1949;} China will host China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2014) on Nov. 11, thru Nov.  16.
Over 40 countries will be represented with 27 countries sending top military officials. 

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Taking part in the Zhuhai Airshow will be the Chinese aerial acrobatic team

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known as August 1st 八一飞行 flying the Chengdu J-10.

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Although not officially on the schedule, speculation abounds as to whether  the Chinese J-31 stealth fighter will be making its debut appearance. m.youtube.com/watch?v=ToNZ-nbbEG0
VIDEO-J-31 IN FLIGHT

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Chinese aviation currently manufactures everything from drones, crop-dusters,

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transport planes,

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commercial airliners, and fighter jets and are poised to become a leading exporter nation of avionic technology.
There remains within China the perception that the US is using its influence unduly by pressuring the Republic of Korea from participation. The South Korean aerobatic team the Black Eagles fly the T-50B. The aircraft is basically the same as original T-50 except for smoke generation system, several cameras, and two wingtip visible lights.

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The T-50 is the ROK’s first indigenous produced aircraft with development occurring in the 1990s.  Its maidan flight was in 2002 and it entered service in 2005.
It remains doubtful as to the “security” concerns put forth by the US as a credible reason for denying participation, in view of the surpassed technological advancements since then.
China extended the invitation to South Korea which it has been reported had previously participated however apparently  for political reasons will not be allowed to fly.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/1108/c98649-8806175.html
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Why US is stamping down on Airshow China
(People’s Daily Online)    10:29, November 08, 2014
 
China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) is developing a growing international reputation. On one hand, the exhibition has enhanced the competitiveness of China’s aviation industry; on the other hand, inexpensive and high quality Chinese products have made a great impact on American and European markets, which is becoming a cause of concern to the US and to other countries.
The 10th Airshow China will run from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16 in Zhuhai, Guangzhou Province. There was considerable global impact when South Korea, which has preeviously been a very enthusiastic participant in the exhibition, suddenly called off the performance of its “Black Eagle” aerobatics team because of opposition from the US.
Since 1996, Zhuhai Airshow China has built a growing international profile. It is now one of the top five aviation and aerospace events in the world. In areas such as quantity, quality, influence, the scale of media coverage, the number of foreign aerobatics performances and professional audiences, Zhuahai Airshow China has improved greatly and even become a very strong competitor to European and American airshows.
Alongside traditional participants like the Aviation Industry Corp. of South Korea, new faces including the Hong Kong Aviation Association will take part in this Airshow. 41 countries and regions, over 700 exhibitors, and 200 media agencies represented by more than 2,000 journalists will participate in this event. 45 percent of the exhibitors are foreign. These new records confirm that Airshow China is becoming more international and professional.
With the rapid development of its aviation industry, China is now threatening to break the monopoly of the US and some European countries in the global field of aviation, and take an important share in the international aviation market. This positive progress, however, is not good news for these competitors. On this occasion the US interfered with South Korea’s T-50 performance, claiming that there was a “risk of information leaks”. The truth is that this is a rather weak excuse – the appearance and basic framework of the T-50 are already familiar to the public. America’s true motive is to try to inhibit the rapid development of Airshow China.
For a very long time, manufacturers of both civil and military aircraft equipment strongly relied on American or European aviation and aerospace events like the Paris Air Show and FarnBorough International Airshow. In the past there were many obstacles for Chinese aviation enterprises trying to display their own products overseas. Now Zhuhai Airshow China provides them with an ideal opportunity to showcase their products to the rest of the world.
With the development of Zhuhai Airshow China, more and more countries are becoming interested in Chinese aviation equipment, resulting in a squeeze on American and European products. From this standpoint, it is very apparent why the US is trying to interfere with Airshow China.
This article is edited and translated from 《珠海航展,美国为何从中作梗?》, source: Beijing News, author: Xie Yongliang

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http://www.airshow.com.cn/en/index.html
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China’s mysterious J-31 fighter jet will make its long-awaited debut at the annual China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai on Nov. 11, reports our Chinese-language sister paper Want Daily.
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 is said to be even more mysterious than the

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J-20, the fellow fifth-generation fighter being developed by the Chengdu Aerospace Corporation.
The J-31 has reportedly been undergoing a series of flight tests to prepare for its official unveiling at the upcoming air show in Zhuhai in southern China’s Guangdong province next month. Analysts say it is important for the plane to be fully prepared as its specifications will inevitably be challenged by experts if there are technical issues that have not yet been resolved.
The debut of the fighter jet is said to be of major significance for China’s aviation industry. On the one hand the J-31 will show off the maturity of China’s stealth technology. On the other, it is believed that the J-31 may become the first figher jet developed by China to enter the global arms market, which could bring in the necessary funds to fund future investments and continue the development of the domestic industry.

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