In Paramount Pictures trailer of "Top Gun: Maverick" apparently two jacket patches were originally on the Japanese and the Taiwanese flag were displayed, replaced and replaced by two ambiguous symbols in the same color scheme – which led to social media speculation, that the exchange was made to appease China.
Relations between China and Japan have long been strained, and tensions on the disputed islands of the East China Sea have increased in recent years.
China and Taiwan also have a complex relationship – Taiwan has been self-governing since its separation from China in 1949, but Beijing still views the island as its territory and has been trying for decades to threaten or reunite it the mainland.
In a surprise appearance at Comic Con in San Diego, Cruise debuted last week with the trailer in front of a crowd of cheering fans, saying, "34 years ago I made a movie … Top Gun is about competition Family, sacrifice, heroism and aviation. "
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