China’s long-range H-20 stealth bomber could make its debut this year

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China’s new generation strategic bomber is likely to be ready for delivery this year, but Beijing is said to be weighing the impact of its unveiling at a complex time in regional relations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Military sources said the Xian H-20 supersonic stealth bomber—expected to double the country’s strike range—could make its first public appearance at this year’s Zhuhai Airshow in November, if the pandemic was sufficiently under control. “Like intercontinental ballistic missiles, all strategic bombers can be used for delivering nuclear weapons… if China claimed it had pursued a national defence policy which is purely defensive in nature, why would it need such an offensive weapon?”