Published on Feb 3, 2017
“The Coming War on China” is Australian director John Pilger’s 60th film. He said a movie that challenged the stereotypes and myths that undermined our understanding of the rise of China is long overdue, motivating him to spend two years filming this documentary across five potential flashpoints in the Asia Pacific. These places include the Marshall Islands, US military bases in Okinawa and Jeju islands, and cities in China. Through rare archives and powerful interviews, the two-hour documentary tries to make the point that after losing its economic prowess, Washington has turned almost obsessively to its military might, and the prospect of nuclear war is no longer unthinkable.