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2011-01-11 09:15:00

China's J-20 stealth fighter made its first public test flight on Tuesday, completing a 15 minute test run over an airfield near the southwestern city of Chengdu, according to various media reports. Christopher Bodeen of the Associated Press (AP), citing Kanwa Asian Defense magazine editor Andrei Chang as a source, says that the J-20 was followed by its predecessor, a Chinese J-10 fighter, during its test flight. Furthermore, Bodeen reports that photos of the plane, both in flight and on the...

2008-06-17 15:00:38

China's aviation makers start consolidation for large jet building BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) -- China began the restructuring of its aviation industry by consolidating the two leading state-owned aircraft designers and producers. China aviation industry group corporation will emerge after the re-merging of the China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) and the China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II), two state- owned enterprises spun off in 1999 from the former Aviation...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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