Chinese authorities designated 3 September as the day to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and it appears China is preparing to strike back against 'enemy' forces.
An animation video produced by China's tech giant Tencent has been doing the rounds on social media ever since it was released late last month. The video shows an 'unidentified foreign army' attacking the communist nation, which China fights back easily. Though the video has Chinese subtitles, the context is understandable.
Even though the foreign army is not named in the video, certain weapons similar to America's F-22 Raptor, Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier shown in the video hint that the 'enemy' referred to is America.
The animation video is said to have gone viral with more than 60 million views on Tencent in China. It has also been viewed more than a million times on YouTube after it was uploaded 28 August by twubird 2010.
Here's a full translation of the Chinese text from the video described by thenanfang.com.
The following film is a complete work of fiction only used to display the capabilities of the (Chinese) armed forces
In the year 20xx, an unidentified alliance of armed forces rashly break international laws and provoke a maritime conflict and launch surprise attacks on several of the coastal military bases belonging to our country (China).
Numerous military bases suffer enemy attack
First wave assault is to employ a conventional ballistic missile attack carried out by the Second Artillery Corps
Bombers launch cruise missiles
Conventional missile attack carried out by Second Artillery Corps
Ground-target warheads destroys oil reserves used by the enemy
Attack from cluster warheads covers the enemy airfield and their anti-aircraft defenses
Anti-carrier missiles and cruise missiles attacks enemy formations on the sea
Attacking nuclear submarines will clear away the underwater capabilities of the enemy
Special ops and marine forces attack, occupying the island where the enemy base is located
Armored division lands on the island
Aerial forces will engage enemy forces and their relic air fighters
Under the protection of air and ground fire, the armored division engages enemy forces
Our (Chinese) army successfully occupies the enemy base. The enemy is forced to accept the conditions of peace.
China is strong. Victorious wars require deaths. For all to be strong and safe, [we] face the risks and dangers of war. We wholeheartedly love peace, but must be prepared for the likelihood of war. We respectfully and solemnly commemorate the 70th anniversary of the war against Japan.
Watch the video below: