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    China air force video appears to show simulated attack on U.S. base on Guam

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s air force has released a video showing nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. Pacific island of Guam, as regional tensions rise.

    The video, released on Saturday on the People’s Liberation Army Air Force Weibo account, came as China carried out a second day of drills near Chinese-claimed Taiwan, to express anger at the visit of a senior U.S. State Department official to Taipei.


    Guam is home to major U.S. military facilities, including the air base, which would be key to responding to any conflict in the Asia-Pacific region.


    The Chinese air force’s two minute and 15 second video, set to solemn, dramatic music like a trailer for a Hollywood movie, shows H-6 bombers taking off from a desert base. The video is called “The god of war H-6K goes on the attack!”


    Halfway through, a pilot presses a button and looses off a missile at an unidentified seaside runway.


    The missile homes in on the runway, a satellite image of which is shown that looks exactly like the layout of Andersen.

    The music suddenly stops as images of the ground shaking appear, following by aerial views of an explosion.


    “We are the defenders of the motherland’s aerial security; we have the confidence and ability to always defend the security of the motherland’s skies,” the air force wrote in a brief description for the video.


    Neither China’s defence ministry nor U.S. Indo-Pacific Command immediately responded to requests for comment on the video.


    Collin Koh, a research fellow at Singapore’s Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, said the video was aimed at highlighting China’s growing prowess in long-range power projection.


    “The video is meant to warn the Americans that even supposedly safe, rearward positions such as Guam may come under threat when conflicts over regional flashpoints, be it Taiwan or South China Sea, erupt,” he said.

    China air force video appears to show simulated attack on U.S. base on Guam | Reuters

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    Well done, Misskit. You got another post in on a China thread before BarryHairyCudo did.

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    Are we allowed to watch it?


    Or do we have to download The Hurt Locker movie from 2008?

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    China military PR film mocked over 'Hollywood clips'

    A Chinese military propaganda video simulating a bombing raid used clips from Hollywood blockbusters, including Transformers and The Rock, reports say.

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    The video shows nuclear-capable H-6 bombers carrying out a simulated attack on what appears to be a US military base on the Pacific island of Guam.

    The video was viewed nearly five million times on China's Sina Weibo microblogging platform.

    But many users mocked its apparent use of scenes from Hollywood movies.

    "It's fortunate that China has no issues with copyright," one joked.

    "Stealing from another American film? I just... haha" wrote another user, while a third said: "Don't use clips from these awful countries. People look down on us on Twitter and it drives me crazy."

    The two-minute video, called Gods of War - Attack!, was released by China's air force on Saturday.

    Set to dramatic music, it shows H-6 bombers launching an attack on what appears to be the US's Andersen Air Force Base.

    "We are the defenders of the motherland's aerial security; we have the confidence and ability to always defend the security of the motherland's skies," the air force wrote alongside the video.

    But social media users quickly noticed that the video's most dramatic scenes appeared to have been taken from the films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Rock and Hurt Locker.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-54236256


    ...."It's fortunate that China has no issues with copyright," one joked.



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    Incapable of producing even a two minute clip of simple CGI on their own.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Well done, Misskit. You got another post in on a China thread before BarryHairyCudo did.

    Hairy is but the first Horseman of the thread Apocalypse. HoHo will be along soon to tell us that reliable news from Twitter source: Truth69erWouldIlieToYou has evidence that the clips used were made in Chinese sweatshop studios funded by evil American movie mega-conglomerates so are technically actually Chinese. Then Klongdick will point out that the West didn't have a sterling track record when it came to saving the Amazonian spotted tree frog in 1932. Soon Ant + Banana Hammock will ride in followed by LatinKaren and there'll be more horsemen than you could throw a bowl of porridge at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    The video was viewed nearly five million times on China's Sina Weibo microblogging platform.

    But many users mocked its apparent use of scenes from Hollywood movies.
    Chinese users in China criticising? Hmm, doubtful


    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
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    Nice . . .


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    The last time the Chinese attacked anything outside their own country the Viets handed them their ass on a silver platter.



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