I really hope they couple WS-19 development with J-35. Sure, Navalizing the engine is an extra step that may hamper development speed but for a change, the rewards associated with the risk endured are nothing short of overwhelming. An EJ200 F414 class reliable engine is a must for China.
Such a WS-19 could also help in the fast development of Carrier borne UAVs ( operating aboard Type 076).
Does anyone knows about the actual status of the WS-19 development? Has it been flight tested yet, or is it still in ground tests? or has it even been tested at all?