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