The Coming War on China
In 2016, award-winning journalist John Pilger made a documentary titled ‘The Coming War on China. I was one of the ‘talking heads’. In this documentary, Pilger, a rather radical film maker, explores how two military and economic superpowers, the United States and China, may be on the road to war. At that time, I thought that his theme might be rather sensational. Back then, things were going on well overall between the two countries and the trade war had not started.
Then I forgot about the documentary until recently when my friend Vincent Ni, the
Guardian’s China correspondent, saw it and commented on it.
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Pilger at his home. In the film, the director cuts a fine if somber figure. In real life, he is smiling and charming. Anyway, I think the documentary is still relevant. You can watch it on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAfeYMONj9E