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    China Test Flies Stealth Drone

    FILE - An unidentified plane flies near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the air over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by Joint Staff of the Defence Ministry of JFILE - An unidentified plane flies near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the air over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by Joint Staff of the Defence Ministry of J
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    FILE - An unidentified plane flies near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the air over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by Joint Staff of the Defence Ministry of J
    FILE - An unidentified plane flies near disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the air over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken by Japan Air Self-Defence Force and released by Joint Staff of the Defence Ministry of J
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    China says it has made a first successful test flight of a new unmanned stealth drone.
     
    Chinese state media Friday posted photos and video of the sleek delta-wing drone, called "Sharp Sword."
     
    Media reported that the 20-minute flight took place Thursday afternoon in the country's southwest.
     
    Beijing is also developing two manned stealth fighters, and last year China put its first aircraft carrier into service.
     
    In September, an unmanned drone was at the center of a dispute between China and Japan, when the unidentified aircraft flew near the disputed Senkaku islands, known as Diaoyu in China.
     
    Following that incident, Japan approved a plan to shoot down any foreign drones in Japanese airspace. China responded by saying that an attack on its aircraft would be considered an act of war and that it would strike back.
     
    China has steadily increased its military expenditures in recent decades, although it remains far outpaced by the United States in defense spending.
     
    This past week, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a U.S. congressional commission, advocated an expansion of U.S. military power in Asia as a counterweight to China's modernizing military.
     
    China sharply criticized the panel's report, saying it shows a Cold War mentality.
     
    Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.
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    by: Samurai from: Japan
    November 22, 2013 10:25 PM
    Where does PRC want to go? Self-destruction is its final goal? PRC's crazy expansion of its military compels other countries to expand their military in order to protect their inherent territories from PRC's invasion. The collapse of PRC's bubble economy, which is already around the corner, will cause global economic crisis. Is there anyone who does not want PRC to disappear?
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    by: jfa
    November 24, 2013 9:47 AM
    exactly nonsense. what china did is incurred by what you japanese did. how can you shift your resppnsibilty of what happened? your country nends to reflect on yourself.
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    by: SEATO
    November 23, 2013 8:35 AM
    Those red hawks in Beijing is heading for a war of destruction.They think that by acting aggressively and threatening the use of force,would force their neighbours to their knees and hand over their territories,they would be day-dreaming.The US and Russia have been cutting down on their ICBMs while China is developing and deploying more arsenal,is simply unacceptable.China has started all their neighbours on an costly and unnecessary arms race when all that money would be better spent on welfare and housings.China's recent extension of their air defence coverage to the Senkaku is a blatant act of aggression and a violation of Japanese territories.What are the US and Japan going to do to deter them???

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