Everything I learned from watching China’s newest ‘Rambo movie’
China’s latest propaganda-laden blockbuster, Operation Red Sea, has become the fourth-most lucrative film in the country, making nearly $500 million at the box office. To save a single Chinese office worker kidnapped by terrorists in a war-torn African country, a team of eight soldiers from the Jiaolong commando unit – China’s Navy SEALS – venture deep into conflict zones, finish their mission despite heavy casualties and intercept several tons of yellowcake uranium intended for a dirty bomb. Think Black Hawk Down, only with more violence – and a heavy dose of Chinese nationalism. Here’s what I got out of two hours at the theater yesterday: Lesson 1: China is flexing its muscles in Africa O
Everything I learned from watching China’s newest ‘Rambo movie’