This does not seem like something they need to do right away. Don't overemphasize the importance of 093B. It's as Shilao called it, a "GuoDu" class of ship.Is it possible that 09IIIB or 09V will feature an oversized VLS like the Block III SSN-774 or Yasen? It would make sense since it can fit larger missiles than single-purpose VLS tubes.
Adding VLS farms do not conflict with making the 095 really quiet with the latest/greatest sonar technology.This does not seem like something they need to do right away. Don't overemphasize the importance of 093B. It's as Shilao called it, a "GuoDu" class of ship.
As for 095, it's important for them to develop one that's really quiet first with the latest/greatest sonar technology. Once 095 is a success, then they can think about adding a VLS farm.
Russian Borei class SSBNs have pumpjet, Yasen class SSNs have not. Yet they share essentially the same powertrain.The conclusion from all this is that whether we'll see pump jets on Type 09-IIIB/V submarines doesn't depend on the complexities of the pump jet itself, rather on how successfully China has been able to miniaturize nuclear reactors of sufficiently high output to achieve the power density required to support a pump jet.