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The Coming War on China (2016)

From award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn't - that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.


John Pilger


John Pilger




Cast overview, first billed only:
Franklin Blaisdell Franklin Blaisdell ... Self - Space Ops & Integration Director (archive footage) (as General Franklin Blaisdell)
James Bradley ... Self - Author: The China Mirage
Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings ... Self - Historian as Professor Bruce Cumings
Dana Rohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher ... Self - Committee on Foreign Affairs (as Congressman Dana Rohrabacher)
Eric Li Eric Li ... Self - Entrepreneur & Social Scientist
Barack Obama ... Self - US President (archive footage)
Rinok Riklon Rinok Riklon ... Self - Marshall Islander
Nerje Joseph Nerje Joseph ... Self - Marshall Islander
Betty Edmond Betty Edmond ... Self - Marshall Islander
Lemoyo Abon Lemoyo Abon ... Self - Marshall Islander
Giff Johnson Giff Johnson ... Self - Editor: Marshall Islands Journal
Gene Curbow Gene Curbow ... Self - US Nuclear Test Weatherman
Thomas H. Armbruster Thomas H. Armbruster ... Self - US Ambassador to Marshall Islands
Tony de Brum Tony de Brum ... Self - Foreign Minister of the Mrshall Islands (archive footage)
Darlene Keju Darlene Keju ... Self - World Council of Churches, Vancouver 1983 (archive footage)


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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Very informative
19 May 2019 | by pintoalkSee all my reviews

The key lesson is we don't want to repeat such atrocities again.

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