HEADLINE Celebrating the PLA Air Force's 68th anniversary

HEADLINE

Celebrating the PLA Air Force's 68th anniversary

By Yang Chuchu | People's Daily app

17:08, November 11, 2017

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On November 11, 1949, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force was founded in Beijing. It heralded the entry of air power into the PLA.

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On November 11, 1949, Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force was founded in Beijing. It heralded the entry of air power into the PLA.

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Nearly 200 aircraft of 18 variants flew above Beijing's Tian'anmen Square in 10 formations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3, 2015.

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China's state-of-the-art J-20 stealth fighters made their military parade debut on July 30 in northern China during the PLA's 90th anniversary celebrations on July 30, 2017.

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The PLA Air Force crossed The First Island Chain, flew over several straits and into the western Pacific. 

PLA Air Force has successfully performed multiple tasks such as protecting China's interests on Diaoyu Islands, managing East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone and conducting normal patrols over the South China Sea.



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