Chinese President Hu Jintao assured Defense Secretary Robert Gates during their meeting in Beijing on Jan. 11, 2011, that news of the Chinese J-20 stealth aircraft making its first flight coinciding with the day of their visit was purely coincidental and not planned. "I take President Hu at his word that the test had nothing to do with my visit," Gates told reporters after his meeting with Hu. Here, the J-20 takes off during its first publicized flight, Jan. 11, 2011.
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