- Air show provides rare glimpse of China's home-grown military hardware
- China has made progress in weapons technology, but doubts persist on battlefield readiness
- There's much interest in its new Shenyang FC-31 fighter, which is said to be "stealthy"
- But some analysts believe it may be overweight and underpowered
Reuben F. Johnson is a correspondent for IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, a publication devoted to defense and security intelligence and analysis. The views expressed are his own.
Zhuhai, Guangdong Province (CNN)Zhuhai's Air Show has always been a venue for surprises, usually first-time showings of advanced Chinese military hardware.