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The Coming War on China (2016)

The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the United States and the world's second economic power, China (both nuclear armed) ... See full summary »

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Franklin Blaisdell ...
Himself - Space Ops & Integration Director (archive footage) (as General Franklin Blaisdell)
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Himself - Author: The China Mirage
Bruce Cumings ...
Himself - Historian as Professor Bruce Cumings
Dana Rohrabacher ...
Himself - Committee on Foreign Affairs (as Congressman Dana Rohrabacher)
Eric Li ...
Himself - Entrepreneur & Social Scientist
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Himself - US President (archive footage)
Rinok Riklon ...
Herself - Marshall Islander
Nerje Joseph ...
Herself - Marshall Islander
Betty Edmond ...
Herself - Marshall Islander
Lemoyo Abon ...
Herself - Marshall Islander
Giff Johnson ...
Himself - Editor: Marshall Islands Journal
Gene Curbow ...
Himself - US Nuclear Test Weatherman
Thomas H. Armbruster ...
Himself - US Ambassador to Marshall Islands
Tony de Brum ...
Himself - Foreign Minister of the Mrshall Islands (archive footage)
Darlene Keju ...
Herself - World Council of Churches, Vancouver 1983 (archive footage)
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The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the United States and the world's second economic power, China (both nuclear armed) are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance. Written by jacquiedwards

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The film ends with the credit: «And with special thanks to our 1,119 individual crowd-funders» which are individually named in three columns of small print. See more »

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Composed by Ross Parker and Hugh Charles
Performed by Vera Lynn
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Misnomer
3 January 2017 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The title of this sloppy and suggestive documentary doesn't cover the subject at all. The 'coming war' is merely suspected but definitely NOT substantiated. I have to say I thought my distrust of the USofA was going to be confirmed by Pilger, but this wasn't the case. Pilger made some great documentaries before (Palestine is still the issue), but this one is just annoyingly cheap and shallow, and indeed, Michael Moorish. Okay, so the USA have military bases all over the place. What's new? The arguments that should underpin the screaming title are left to the last quarter of the film but are not given. What's the point of it all?


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