Chinese navy veteran warns training, not hardware is key to military preparedness

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When Wang Yunfei, a retired Chinese naval officer, was on vacation in Okinawa in January, he watched with a heavy heart as Japanese fighter jets and helicopters carried out a routine training exercise at Naha Airport.

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  • South China Morning Post

The cloud was low and the sky was murky and overcast.

“The cloud was barely 200 to 300 metres above ground and the jets immediately disappeared into the cloud after take-off,” Wang…

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