China Calls Sci-Fi Movie ‘Pacific Rim’ American Propaganda

Chinese Propaganda / AP

Chinese Propaganda / AP


A People’s Liberation Army officer said the science fiction film Pacific Rim is propaganda advocating U.S. dominance over the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Zhang Jieli wrote in the People’s Liberation Army Daily that Hollywood movies served to impose American values and help enact U.S. military strategy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter:

He said Pacific Rim, which has grossed more than $100 million in China, failed to convey a peaceful message but instead “exported the U.S.’s rebalancing of its Asia-Pacific strategy.”

The PLA is the world’s largest military force, with 2.3 million troops. China’s film business is the second biggest in the world, and Hollywood studios are currently trying to gain a larger foothold in the market.