Since the 1970s, China has been producing films with the same Communist themes and propaganda, even though their film industry has changed dramatically. Their daily television shows have also embraced this trend. The second Sino-Japanese War is shown in both films and televisions quite frequently, because it left such a bad taste in China’s mouth. The state of China prohibits content that “incites ethnic hatred,” however according to Southern Weekly, there were more than 70 anti-Japanese television series screened in 2012. Moreover, there are 48 television series being shot simultaneously in their version of Hollywood (Hengdian World Studios) right now. It is interesting to note, how hatred for Japan is booming their entertainment industry, whereas many other countries entertain their citizens on domestic issues.
According to a July 2013 Pew research report, “90 percent of Chinese people have an unfavorable view of Japan.” Aside from television and cinema, there is an abundant amount anti-Japan virulence on websites. The facts that are mentioned on all media forms typically involve the Chinese military; as Beijing will spend $148 billion on its military this year, up from $139 billion in 2013. Beyond the Chinese promoting such hatred for their neighbor Japan, the political and military tension between two countries in such close proximity provokes a serious question of war.