More than a thousand new cadets have been inducted into China's Air Force Aviation University. They'll go on to be the next generation of pilots, and fly the J-20 jet fighter and Yun-20 transport aircraft.
After over 60 years of development, the Chinese airborne troops have evolved from "one parachute and one gun per soldier" when it was first established into an " combined air force corps" featuring multiple services, full-time all-domain operation, and the capability of massive airdrop of heavy-duty equipment.
Recent moves by the Chinese Air Force show it has determined to expand its presence over oceans by conducting more long-distance drills and developing new bomber aircraft with longer ranges, according to military officers and experts.
Regarding the PLA bombers' crossing of the Miyako Strait, the information bureau of China's MND said that all countries have the right of free navigation in waters of the West Pacific, and China will continue to carry out far-sea training in those waters.