American movie demonizes China

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The armed People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the movie.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), an American media company, is re-making the movie "Red Dawn," a film from 1984, reported the Global Times on May 31.

The main plot of the film revolves around a future where the United States has fallen into a deep financial crisis. The Chinese armed forces invade in the name of helping the country to repair its economy and are finally defeated by a group of American teenagers. Because the entire film is full of dialogue about killing the Chinese as well as scenes smearing China's image, many Chinese people are very angry.

According to sources, the film has many scenes that demonize China. For instance, the armed People's Liberation Army (PLA) and armored vehicles are seen patrolling streets in the United States. PLA soldiers armed with AK-47 rifles and wearing Chinese national flag armbands are seen posting political posters everywhere. PLA flags are seen flying over towns and banners and slogans are hanging on both sides of the streets. In addition, the PLA emblems are also printed on strip-shaped Nazi flags, implying that the PLA are Nazi collaborators.

U.S.-based theawl.com commented on May 27 that although MGM said Red Dawn is simply an action film and does not mean to advocate the idea of demonizing Chinese. Nevertheless, public opinion believes that the film to some degree indeed reflects the alert and hostile attitudes held by some American people toward China and this is a very dangerous trend.

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