China's Air Force Suffers from One Shocking Flaw
China has the third largest air force in the world and may surpass the United States within the next 15 years. But in an aerial shooting war with the U.S. Air Force, Beijing will need more than aircraft — but fighter pilots with well-honed skills capable of facing off with some of the best jocks in the world.
But right now, Chinese pilots struggle. Underdeveloped tactics and training regimens which discourage initiative — among other problems — means that, as a whole, China’s top guns are less proficient than they could be.