New Chinese video game lets players retake disputed islands
SHANGHAI (AFP) - A video game backed by China's military that lets players fight enemy forces in islands disputed between Beijing and Tokyo was set for release on Thursday.
"Glorious Mission Online", China's answer to "Call of Duty", marks the 86th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
An online version of an earlier first-person shooter used by the PLA to train troops, the game features the East China Sea islands known as Diaoyu by Beijing, which claims them, but controlled by Tokyo, which calls them Senkaku.
Tensions have been mounting over the dispute, and a press release for the game says: "Players... will fight alongside Chinese armed forces and use weapons to tell the Japanese that 'Japan must return our stolen territory!'"