Chinese TV Passes Off Footage from “Top Gun” as Chinese Military Drill

Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Memo to China: If you’re going to pirate footage from a Hollywood film for propaganda purposes, make sure you borrow from something few have seen.
China Central Television, a government-sponsored broadcaster, recently aired footage purportedly of a Chinese J-10 fighter demonstrating its air-to-air combat prowess. In the clip aired over Chinese television, the fighter fires a missile at another plane, blowing it to bits.
A Chinese blogger immediately recognized the footage, identifying it as a scene from the hit American film, Top Gun, in which a U.S. F-14 Tomcat shoots down an F-5, also made in the U.S.A.
No one from broadcaster CCT has said anything about the apparent fraud.
-Noel Brinkerhoff


zobop republic 11 years ago
It's unfortunate the Chinese government thinks everyone in China is an idiot. Becuase they control the flow of information they think they can fool everybody with fake footage like this. It's good to see someone saw the movie 'Top Gun'. I wonder what other American movie China is going to fool people with.

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