China may be considering sharing its J-20 fifth generation stealth fighter jet technologies with allies such as Pakistan. Sino-Indian ties following a stiff face-off since June on the Doklam Plateau, a border area claimed by both Beijing and New Delhi.

Beijing may invest for a stake in Russia’s Su-57 program. The Russian stealth fighter program is now running on a shoestring budget. China could then merge Russian technology at a cheap price.

China is trying to integrate its advanced civilian technology with its military technology to move from being a low cost weapons supplier to compete for high end markets.

China is using Belt and Road infrastructure development and low costs loans to gain influence and increase trade.