A Chinese Air Force commander on Wednesday challenged the U.S. military’s goal to “scare China,” telling reporters the U.S. can meet the People’s Liberation Army “in the sky” as tensions between the world’s two major economic powers continues to escalate.

“The Chinese navy is capable and confident to ensure national security and defend integrity, as well as make a contribution to world peace,” PLA  Air Force Commander Wang Wei said during the Zhuhai Airshow where China showcased its premier stealth fighter jet outfitted with a home-grown engine.

He also referred to U.S. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall only as “a counterpart of mine who is from a major country.”

Kendall, who was sworn in as the Air Force’s top civilian in mid-August, told a news outlet then that the Air Force’s fiscal 2023 budget should field the kinds of leap-ahead technologies that “scare China.”... Read More: Newsmax