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China military PR film mocked over ‘Hollywood clips’ – BBC News

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

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