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China simulates attack on alleged US military base


A Chinese Air Force propaganda video shows an attack on an airfield that looks like a US military base in the Pacific. However, the most explosive scenes in the film come from Hollywood action films.

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This Chinese Air Force propaganda video is causing a stir for several reasons.

The lavishly produced clip shows a fictitious attack with nuclear weapons-capable H6 bombers.

The aim of the maneuver: a site that looks very similar to the strategically important US Air Force Base on the Pacific island of Guam.  

The video also causes a stir because of the origin of the action-packed images.

Users in the social networks have long since identified the Hollywood films that China used: "The Hurt Locker", "The Rock" and "Transformers". 

The video should be understood as an expression of displeasure by the Chinese government.

Beijing had sharply criticized a high-ranking US State Department official's visit to Taiwan in August.

As amusing as the involuntary Hollywood-China cooperation appears in a propaganda video, the video also shows that tensions between the USA and China in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing.  

Source: spiegel

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