THE COMING WAR ON CHINA reveals that the United States and China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.

  

A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current 'contingency', says the Pentagon. Filmed over two years across five potential flashpoints in Asia and the Pacific, THE COMING WAR ON CHINA reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a 'perfect noose'.

Using rare archive and remarkable interviews with witnesses, Pilger's film discloses America's secret history in the region — the destruction wrought by the equivalent of one Hiroshima every day for 12 years, and the top secret 'Project 4.1' that made guinea pigs of the population of the Marshall Islands.

In key interviews from Pentagon war planners to members of China's confident new political class, who rarely feature in Western reports, Pilger's film challenges the notion and propaganda of China as a new 'enemy'.

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA is also a film about the human spirit and the rise of an extraordinary resistance in faraway places. On the island of Okinawa, home to 32 US bases, the population is challenging the greatest military power in the world. On the Korean island of Jeju, villagers block the entrance to a new nuclear naval base, with its missiles aimed at China.

112 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by John Pilger
Produced by Dartmouth Films
Editor: Joe Frost
Line Producer: Sandra Leeming
Executive Producer: Christopher Hird
Assistant Director: Bruno Sorrentino
Camera: Rupert Binsley, Owen Scurfield, Bruno Sorrentino, Joseph Zafar
Original Music: Joe Frost
Produced in association with SBS-TV Australia

THE COMING WAR ON CHINA

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 "A gripping film...a strong corrective to our bland and complacent indifference. ****"
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"(Pilger) remains in the vanguard of journalism, able to eloquently challenge accepted beliefs and in doing so shine a light in corners you suspect other media, who sup from the same trough as those in power, would rather not venture."
Camden Review

"A sane, sober, necessary, deeply troubling bucketful of worries."
Euan Ferguson, The Guardian

"A sobering message against war. A powerful call for peace. There are better and more constructive ways of dealing with China's rise than what war mongers and military hawks advocate."
Zhiqun Zhu, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Bucknell University

"Donald Trump is inadvertently doing his darndest to endow John Pilger's eye-opening polemic The Coming War on China with an air of chillingly urgent topicality."
Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

"This is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in Sino-US relations. Whether you are for or against the 'China Threat Theory,' you will find it thought-provoking."
Chien-Kai Chen, Assistant Professor of International Studies, Rhodes College

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