National Enquirer? You think too highly of SCMP's Chinese military coverage.Minnie Chan is essentially a tabloid journalist, and SCMP is like the National Enquirer of Chinese military news.
Which brings up a more salient point: please try not to post anything Chinese military related from SCMP, or National Interest, or Diplomat. They tend to lower the collective IQ of this forum.Not sure how reliable Minne Chan is but SCMP's most recent EM article ... the bit of how a steam catapult could not launch J-15s seems highly dubious
EDIT : It appears that SCMP has also completely forgotten about the navalized J-20 vs FC-31 competition. The "next two decades" quote at the end also sounds very amateurish ... nonetheless, there's still some interesting content.