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Pacific Rim has become one of the most popular movies in Chinese history, grossing over $100 million in China alone. So perhaps it's understandable that the Chinese military is concerned that the movie represents a subtle critique of China's territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.
You might have thought Pacific Rim was just a cool movie about mechs fighting giant monsters, but actually you missed its true purpose as pro-US propaganda. Writing in a Chinese military newspaper, a Chinese officer explained the secret imperialist message of Guillermo del Toro's movie. According to Zhang Jieli's article in the People's Liberation Army Daily, Pacific Rim "exported the US's rebalancing of its Asia-Pacific strategy."
To find out more (and to see some cool concept art) follow this link.