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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

China needs long-range strategic bomber: state media

H-6K bomberChina needs to develop a long-range strategic bomber to strike adversaries farther away from its coast in the event of conflict, state media reported Tuesday, quoting defense experts.

Beijing has been steadily beefing up its military through years of double-digit increases in defense spending, rapidly expanding its naval power, commissioning its first aircraft carrier and adding to its submarine and surface fleets.

But the government-run China Daily newspaper said in a full-page article that a recent military meeting had deemed the country’s air force a “strategic force,” citing the latest issues of Kanwa Defense Review, a Canada-based defense and weapons technology publication.

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