You're so ridiculously uniformed about China, but you still act like you know something about the subject = an idiot, more or less. Your opinion is so extreme, that's my problem with it. How was it an Oniks? Based on what? Some anti-Chinese media speculation? Because they are both anti-ship missiles with a similar range? Wow, must be a copy!!11 What a load of BS. And yes, they have a "strategy", that is exactly the point. They have the national power to develop their own technology, military included. Chinese are extremely smart, well educated and nowadays they have a huge R&D and military budget. That's why they are suddenly "copying" everything so well. Don't you get it!? The whole fucking thing is totally obvious. The change is absolutely massive, their modernization has been extremely impressive. All but childish Sinophobe haters can see that. The world's largest economy in purchasing power parity is able to develop aka "copy" modern military technologies, how can that be!? Why didn't they "copy" this well decades ago?
Yes? And have you ever heard of Comac C919? I mentioned (up to) 15 years because the - incidentally Sino-Russian - wide-body airliner C929 is going to be introduced around 2025, and it's probably some years after that, let's say by 2030, when BOTH Russia and China will be able to fully challenge the duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. If it's wasn't obvious already, I didn't downplay the Russian capabilities, but direct comparisons until the 2010s are not fair, because China used to poor as shit, but that isn't the case anymore. Of course it's going to take some time, just like Russia after the 90s.
Oh, sure, they're also interested in the engines. But first of all, Russians are not stupid, they've learned their lessons. And copying would probably take quite long. They're going to learn things, take some inspiration, etc. It's not black and white. And the "Chinese can't build engines at all, they just copy" meme is particularly stupid. As I said, it's a mixed bag. They actually have domestic engines on many fighters and other aircraft, as I said. They're investing huge sums in their development. Engine's really are particularly tough nut to crack, right? The Soviets copied some early western jet engines, right? Man, the Soviet military technology was so bad? Of course not. Double standards, again. The WS-15 engine for J-20 should be ready around 2020. Can we have this discussion then?
And of course relations and traditions are important. Russia and US are still largely exporting to same countries as they did decades ago. Russia doesn't export a lot of military technology to the west. Does that mean its shit? It has all to do with politics. As I said, the trend is clear. Chinese exports are growing fast, what else do you want? Wait.
I'm personally done with the subject.