Even if China is considered by many as the West’s industrial park, China’s Air-force released a viral video that portrays a simulated air raid against a US military base. Some of the sleek video footage appears like it was “stolen” (by the way, China has a big problem with intellectual property) from Transformers’ & ‘The Rock Hollywood action films.
The clip above was released by People’s Liberation Army Air Force over the weekend and it depicts China’s nuclear capable H-6 bombers in a simulated attack on a target that looks very much like Andersen Air Force Base on the US Pacific island of Guam.
There’s also a Chinese pilot in the video who launches a nuclear missile at a seaside target which also looks like a US military facility.
The 2 minute video is titled The god of war H-6K goes on the attack! and features slo-mo video set on dramatic music, with cool explosions reminiscent of Hollywood block-buster movies. Actually, some of the footage in the clip uses “pirated” clips from Hollywood movies, which is very funny.
This ironic and highly provocative video arrives amid a trade war (see the Tik Tok extravaganza and others) and an escalating military standoff between world’s largest economies over Beijing’s moves in the South China Sea, plus the latest news in regard to Beijing ‘rehearsing takeover’ of Taiwan.
The video description reads:
“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 video seems to be aimed at highlighting China’s growing capabilities in long range power projection, and also as a warning for Americans that even far away and supposedly safe targets like Guam may come under attack in case of open military conflict over regional flashpoints.
The Chinese bomber H-6K is a a modern take on the ancient Soviet-era Tu-16 nuclear bomber.