30 January 2011, JellyBean @ 5:30 pm

The Chinese government has been left severely embarrassed following a CCTV broadcast which was meant to show fighter pilots of their new J-10 aircraft shooting down another jet.

The footage which was aired extensively on CCTV before suddenly being yanked was exposed by Chinese bloggers. They compared the footage to scenes from the 1986 film, Top Gun, which starred Tom Cruise.

The Wall Street Journal has since created a video which compares the news clip with the famous film scene… and there are uncanny similarities:

This is not the first time that Chinese media have flouted copyright laws, but it is the first time that they have tried to pass it off as original.

You can read about the possibility that China faked their first spacewalk HERE

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