Hollywood Games In China


Just like Shashi Tharoor was well-grounded in the West, son @ishaantharoor is learning how to push Western interests..

Po, the Panda confronts Shen the despotic  ruler of Gongmen city.

Po, the Panda confronts Shen the despotic ruler of Gongmen city.

Before we get to the main story, let us have the basics out of the way.

Back To Basics

What is India’s national bird? Peacock.

Where does the panda come from? China.

Which country was the world’s largest producer of gunpowder elements till 100 years ago? India.

How did India take advantage of its gunpowder production  to wage war, conquer nations, enslave people and loot? The British did that.

What about India’s export of steel in medieval and colonial eras? India’s Wootz steel to global markets.

For how long has India ruled over China, Tibet, Iran in the last 2000 years? Nil.

America’s Story For China

In May-June 2011, Hollywood released a much anticipated sequel to a successful film. The original film had grossed more than US$25 million in China alone. The sequel was expected to do much more – and finally grossed nearly a US$100 million (official figure – US$91.5 million) in China. Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, (an American from Korea) the sequel was named the most successful film made by a woman.

In ancient China

Here is the storyline.

Despotic Peacock Prince Shen, of the benign Peacock clan returns from exile, usurps the throne. Despotic Peacock Prince Shen expands armament production, disrupting military balance based on hand-to-hand combat.

Despotic Peacock Prince Shen plans to turn fireworks into war materiel, manufacturing cannons. Despotic Peacock Prince Shen would like to make his Gongmen city kingdom into an imperial force, threatening Valley Of Peace, home of Po, the Panda. Despotic Peacock Prince Shen soon after usurping the kingdom, captured all the metal and made it into large cannons and guns.

The film – Kung Fu Panda-II.

One of the Top 3 films in China for 2011 – grossing nearly a US$100 million in China. Made by Spielberg’s Dreamworks, released by Hollywood, let us see what this film is actually telling us.

This film shows the Peacock prince (India), as a historical oppressor. Prince Shen, misusing the Chinese ‘invention’ of fireworks-gunpowder for war, using metal and gunpowder for oppression of China. Po, the Chinese Panda battles and defeats the Peacock Prince (India).

The Plot Thickens

This imagery was probably the reason why this film evoked protests and boycott in China. Since Hollywood has such low traction in India, this film has not provoked any reactions in India. Or possibly since most Indians swallow Western propaganda hook-line-and-sinker, having an image of a benign West, drilled into their thinking.

Who’s funding Steven Spielberg’s movies? When it seemed that Dreamworks would fold!

Anil Ambani.

Who’s funding Anil Ambani’s  power plants in India. China. Will someone in Dreamworks pay for this gross insult? Wonder if Anil Ambani has been briefed about this ‘game’ by Spielberg?

Remember Spielberg’s story on how he lifted the Satyajit Ray script for ET. Some readers have traced Spielberg’s antipathy to India, as depicted in Temple of Doom, to being ‘caught’ out in this ‘inspiration’.

Maya’s Apprentince

Many among India’s leadership have links to Western citadels of maya. Many leaders today ensure that their children are well-grounded in Western culture, education, industry, media academia. These apprentices will then try and take over papa’s fiefdom.

These ‘prince-lings’ are being well-educated by Western ‘specialist’ in maya. Propaganda.

No wonder, even before the bombed street is released, clean in Boston, Ishaan Tharoor is outlining how America can blame Russia, India, Pakistan, Iran Korea, China, Syria – everyone, except US.

Or as can be seen by the tutoring being given to Ishaan Tharoor by a Western academic.

Is this not how the West wants to keep India & China apart, glowering at each other.

Is this not how the West wants to keep India & China apart, glowering at each other.

Beijing officials are increasingly worried about India’s ambitions. If you look at the writings of Chinese experts, they refer to Indian military posturing in the Indian Ocean and also to military partnerships India is developing with several countries in Southeast Asia and East Africa. In the public realm, Chinese Netizens’ views of India are very negative. You get the sense the Chinese never seemed to expect India to climb up to the ranks of the great powers. Now, as India attempts to make that leap, the Chinese are very worried of its impact on China’s primacy in Asia.

It wouldn’t first be open war. China and India are building up their interests in conflict-prone and unstable states on their borders like Nepal and Burma — important sources of natural resources. If something goes wrong in these countries — if the politics implode — you could see the emergence of proxy wars in Asia. Distrust between India and China will grow and so too security concerns in a number of arenas. It’s an important scenario that strategic planners in both Beijing and Delhi are looking at.

At the same time, India won’t let itself be drowned in America’s orbit. It’s important for India to have its strategic independence. It has a very long and historically close relationship with Russia, which in turn is close to China. So it’s a little more complicated. I don’t think the Americans have thought very strategically about all of this.

via China-India Competition: Is a Military Clash Inevitable? – TIME.

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  1. April 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Never knew the connections of Ambani & Spielberg. But my first reaction after watching Panda was that its an India vs China tale.

  2. Vishaya
    April 22, 2013 at 3:41 am

    For how long has India ruled over China, Tibet, Iran in the last 2000 years? Nil.

    So you have not heard of the Sikh invasion of Tibet?

  3. Vishaya
    April 22, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Also, you may want to check if Rajendra Chola I sent the naval expedition to South-East Asia to distribute Vada-Sambar or for any other purpose. It is sad that you Indians believe in this naive – “We were so peaceful” narrative. Also so ignorant of your own history.

  4. April 22, 2013 at 4:33 am

    What I know is that Sikhs attacked Tibet to reclaim Kailash Parbat and Mansarovar Lake in Western Tibet, which have been seen as part of India for a few millennia. China joined the Sikh Tibet war. Both sides agreed after a year of fighting not to change status-quo ante.

    But you seem to imply imperial conquest and rule over Tibet by the Sikh kingdom. Can you give a link to Indian rule over Tibet.

    Is there no difference between invasion and rule?

    Tamerlane raided India, sacked Delhi – and ran away with a lot of loot and slaves. Slave trade was a major part of Islamic and later Mongol military model.

    British conquered large parts of India and ruled various parts of India.

  5. April 22, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Also, you may want to check if Rajendra Chola I sent the naval expedition to South-East Asia to distribute Vada-Sambar or for any other purpose.

    Which part of this post referred to SE Asia?

    It is sad that you Indians believe in this naive – “We were so peaceful” narrative. Also so ignorant of your own history.

    You may want to check out how 2ndlook has treated this subject before (as the bard put it) you put yourself in the position of fools who rush in where angels fear to tread.

  6. April 22, 2013 at 4:57 am

  7. ethicalman
    April 22, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Vishaya u’re not a history student..that’s why u can talk that silly..Indian kingdoms ruled as far as present Russia to the north, and Indonesia to the east..but later on because of spread of abhrahmic faiths things changed..China was never attacked or ruled by India but by an Indian culture Buddhism..similarly as far Mongolia, Japan, etc.

  8. Manu
    April 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

    @ Vishaya …Very nice Indian name. .

    Vishaya :
    Also, you may want to check if Rajendra Chola I sent the naval expedition to South-East Asia to distribute Vada-Sambar or for any other purpose. It is sad that you Indians believe in this naive – “We were so peaceful” narrative. Also so ignorant of your own history.

    yup that is the narrative as told to us by the Colonial Historians and their readers in India and abroad. Take a 2ndlook and you might be surprised to find the not so peaceful Indians

  9. manu
    April 22, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Anuraag dont you think we need a bawarchi to make this world a better place :) … flash of genius after a bottle of red from Australia’s best known wine regions” .

  10. ramesh
    April 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

    “This imagery was probably the reason why this film evoked protests and boycott in China.”
    Why the protests? after all the movie showed china in a positive light, winning over the “evil Indian peacock”

  11. April 23, 2013 at 6:10 am
    Yeah … Though the film showed a winning China.

    But there is a long history of China admiring and loving India. Forget about modern Maoist China.

  12. April 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Moda Sattva When I saw the movie I thought , how come it looks like Chinese panda vs Indian Peacock. But Ambani funded the movie is so stupid. Monday at 10:34pm

  13. April 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Bhuvnesh Joshi Hvnt seen the sequel. Now hv to. But while reading your post got reminded of a Pakistani movie Khuda ke liye. This movie was allowed to rin free in India without any sliver of protest either by our great left, right, centre, up or down politicians or the media. In the movie one of the protagonists who is in the US to study music is asked by his firang white girlfriend that isnt he from India. To which he replies "No. That is the country we ruled for a thousand years." Moral of the story- the metro indian is neither aware of his history nor does he care. As a result he is ready to accept anything that comes from white skin. Who said slavery is dead. Yesterday at 1:17am via mobile

  14. Skeptic
    October 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Ever been in China? Ever interacted with Chinese people? Or is all your data from websites? The situation on the ground if very different from what you will find online. What if Kung Fu panda movie had chosen a Tiger or an elephant instead of a peacock? Perhaps you are being paranoid?

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