Hollywood activity clips seen in China airforce movie

Cheryl Sanders
September 21, 2020

A new Hollywood-style video from China's armed forces showing a simulation of an attack on a United States military base maybe got a little too Hollywood.

The video shows an attack on an airfield that resembles Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily reported that, shortly after English-language outlets began noticing the video, the PLA appears to have replaced it with a modified version that does not show the most dramatic apparent bombing of the American military asset, though still showing evidence that Beijing is targeting Guam.

The explosive central missile sequences were taken from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Rock and The Hurt Locker.

The clip was released as China conducted military exercises near the Taiwan Strait late last week, drills which Beijing said were aimed at protecting the country's territorial integrity following US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment Keith Krach's visit to Taiwan on 17 September.

The Chinese military has actually not openly discussed these claims.

China sent warplanes toward Taiwan for the second day Saturday.

"The messages put out by the People's Republic of China propaganda machine threaten anyone who opposes China or the Communist Party", Drew Thompson, former U.S. Defense Department analyst said.

It is quite likely a PLAAF was lent a hand in the production of the video, and it is apparently far more convincing than a video released by North Korea in recent years. Footage of an explosion was taken from The Rock (1996).

- With relations between China and the USA continuing to deteriorate, a new video released by China's Air Force may be another source of concern. The Chinese-allied regime in Pyongyang has repeatedly threatened to use nuclear weapons to destroy Guam.

In 2019, China test fired a DF-26 ballistic missile, which has a range of 3,400 miles and has the capacity to strike US military installations on Guam.

This isn't the first time that a video has shown such an attack on a US target. The video is called "The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!"

"H-6K bombers can carry both air-to-surface missiles and cruise missiles with a combat radius of 3,500km", Apple Daily detailed.

The Chinese military had only officially revealed the H-6J bomber after drills in July.

China has recently increased its efforts on matters involving contested islands in the South China and East China Seas, and reinforced its demand that Taiwan be re-unified with the mainland country.

The propaganda outlet described the military activity as "a rehearsal for a Taiwan takeover".

"Washington has violated the related rules and regulations enacted in its acts and communiqués regarding arms sales to the island of Taiwan for a long time".

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