Recently, a propaganda videos has surfaced where the communist superpower China threatened to nuke Japan after Japan reportedly chose to help Taiwan. Arguably the biggest superpower in the world, China has never been in short of nuclear bombs in its arsenal and boasts over 350 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. With the threats, pundits with geopolitical insight have been stirred and shaken up.

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Even though several of its provinces are struggling with floods and deaths, the Chinese government is focusing on asserting pressure over Japan. In one such attempts to do so, the government released a propaganda video where it threatened that it will nuke Japan after the latter vowed to defend Taiwan from the Chinese intervention.


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What was seen in the Chinese propaganda video?

In the now deleted, nearly 6-minute video, images of tanks, fighter jets, and war machines were shown that were doctored into pictures of nuclear-attack wrecked Japan which were the target of the US’ Nuclear Strikes on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki islands in 1940s. The video received as many as 2 million views before it was pulled down.

However, as the rules on Internet suggest – what’s on the Internet, stays on the Internet. Several partial footages of the videos have been since then making rounds on the internet and Fox News covered the footage extensively. The videos now have English subtitles as well.


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“Will use nuclear bombs continuously. No Peace Talks”

Viewers of the video can hear a voice saying-

“We will use nuclear bombs first. We will use nuclear bombs continuously. We will do this until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time.”

The video also promised a “full-scale ware” and gave references to Japan’s devastation during the World War 2. Further, the propaganda video – as approved by China’s Communist Party – claimed that “there will be no peace talks”.


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“Full-scare war against Japan if one soldier is deployed”

Here’s the entire transcript of the video-

“When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force, even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane, and one ship, we will not only return reciprocal fire but also start a full-scale war against Japan.”

The video added-

“We will use nuclear bombs first. We will use nuclear bombs continuously until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time. What we want to target is Japan’s ability to endure a war.”

“A long as Japan realizes that it cannot afford to pay the price of war, it will not dare to rashly send troops to the Taiwan Strait,”

-the video further said.

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What triggered the reaction?

The rather alarming threat comes after Japanese officials made certain comments on Taiwan’s sovereignty and the Japanese Deputy PM Taro Aso adding that his country will “defend Taiwan”.


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What is the China – Taiwan Conflict?

For the unversed, the China – Taiwan conflict comes from the fact that China considers Taiwan under its own sovereignty and claims that it will be part of China again. It should be noted that for the better part of the last seven decades, the two countries have been ruled separately.

In 1980s, China proposed the “1 country – 2 systems” formula under which it said that Taiwan will receive autonomy if it reunified with China. However, Taiwan rejected the offer but did relax rules on Chinese investment in Taiwan and vice versa.

Recently, Taiwan has been on the receiving end of heightened military activity by the Chinese side on the borders. To this military aggression, Taiwan has over the course of years have established diplomatic ties with US, Japan and more.