How to Resolve the Crisis of Super Nuclear Weapons: The Secret Behind the Production of Equator


Creative idea: Hong Kong is the intelligence center of the Far East, and the law allows spies to travel freely.

    When collecting information for Chill, Lok Man Leung and Kim-ching Luk found that in the past century, Hong Kong’s espionage activities have been very active, and it has assumed the responsibility of the Far East intelligence center. It has been called "the spy capital of the East", just like Lisbon in Europe and Casablanca in Africa. On this basis, the two directors came up with the whole story of Equator: an international wanted criminal nicknamed Equator stole a special weapon from South Korea and intended to sell it to a terrorist organization in Hong Kong. Intelligence agencies from South Korea, China and Hong Kong gathered in Hong Kong to join in the pursuit of Equator with their own purposes, while intelligence personnel from other countries in Hong Kong were also eager to move.

    Casablanca became a spy stronghold during World War II because of its unique political status: it was a transit point for European refugees to flee to the United States. Hong Kong also has the innate advantage of becoming an intelligence center. It has visa-free agreements with more than 100 countries and regions, which greatly facilitates the entry of intelligence personnel. There is no law prohibiting espionage in this place, and its extradition regulations are only aimed at those who commit crimes in Hong Kong. In addition, as a major economic center, hundreds of thousands of people come and go here every day, which makes it easy to hide. Therefore, spies and terrorists from all over the world regard this place as a paradise for espionage and information trading.

    This special position has spawned a magical industry for Hong Kong. In the Sham Shui Po electronic products market in the northwest corner of Kowloon Peninsula, there are many shops selling monitoring and surveillance equipment. In order to meet the needs of different places and activities, these devices are made into various shapes and sizes. You can not only find a recording pen that looks like a USB flash drive, but also find a miniature camera the size of a car key. And those ordinary-looking cleaners are likely to be doing part-time job of installing bugs. Of course, in order to counter eavesdropping, many companies and institutions will regularly check and remove bugs in office buildings.

Three forces: Hong Kong Anti-Terrorism Secret Service+Korean National Intelligence Agency+China Supreme Bureau of Investigation.

    Spy war and anti-terrorism movies are a very mature film type in Hollywood and Britain. The series of "007", "Bourne ultimatum" and "Mission Impossible" are loved by audiences all over the world, and the British MI 6, the US National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have become well-known intelligence agencies for these movies. In contrast, Hong Kong films have almost never touched on similar themes in the past. Then, if terrorists threaten the security of Hong Kong, which organization is responsible for the investigation and pursuit? Also during the data collection process of Chill, the two directors noticed a department set up in 2009: Hong Kong Anti-Terrorism Special Service Team.

    According to the official website information of the Hong Kong Police Force, the Anti-Terrorism Special Service Team belongs to the Anti-Terrorism Activities and Internal Security Group of the Operations Division of the Operations Department of the Police Force. It is a paramilitary special police force whose main responsibilities are to implement anti-terrorism strategies, conduct anti-terrorism patrols, handle terrorist attacks, handle explosives, prevent chemical, biological and radiological radiation and escort dangerous goods. In Equator, the roles played by Nick Cheung and Shawn Yue work for this department, which is the first time that this department has appeared on the big screen. Since its establishment, the Counter-Terrorism Task Force has carried out many security tasks in the visits of foreign leaders, and conducted joint training with relevant units in Australia, Singapore, Canada, the Netherlands and other countries.

    South Korea, on the other hand, was sent to Hong Kong to hand over to the anti-terrorism secret service team, and the National Intelligence Agency of Korea, which is responsible for intelligence and national security, jointly recovered the "equator". The agency is modeled after the US Central Intelligence Agency, and its main duties are to collect and keep domestic and foreign intelligence and cooperate with national security and overseas anti-espionage activities. In the film, Cui Minghao, played by Jin-hee Ji, is the deputy director of the Korean National Intelligence Agency, ranking second only to the administrator and director. He is a weapons expert with a doctorate in physical and mechanical engineering.

    Originally, the anti-terrorism secret service team and the Korean intelligence agency had the same goal. The former is eager to send the dangerous special weapon out of Hongkong, while the latter wants to get back what belongs to them. However, when the mainland intelligence agencies intervened, things were no longer as simple as returning things to their original owners. This institution is called the Supreme Investigation Bureau of China, which is an intelligence agency invented by two directors. Song An, played by Wang Xueyin, is the director of the Supreme Bureau of Investigation. He insisted that special weapon, who had been recaptured from terrorists, should be detained in Hongkong, and the China government should handle the following foreign affairs. As a result, the interests of the mainland, Hong Kong and South Korea have clashed, while terrorists are still at large, and the security of Hong Kong is in jeopardy.

Luxurious lineup: Spend half a year inviting Jacky Cheung to play the villain in Zhang zhen?

    The international cast of Equator is very eye-catching, which shows that investors and stars trust Liang and Lu, two new directors. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, Zhang zhen, Wang Xueyin, Jin-hee Ji and Choi Siwon are all famous actors. Because they represent different forces, and the creators pay great attention to the balance between forces, their performance charm has been brought into full play. However, in this way, there are not many scenes for each actor, and those who are used to watching the single protagonist or the double protagonist may feel that they are not enough. Among the above actors, Jacky Cheung is the most worthy of our attention, because it was not easy to see him on the big screen last time; One is Zhang zhen, and this film is his first time as a villain.

    After "crossing hennessy" in 2010, Jacky Cheung, the god of songs, hardly performed any more films. Because of his splendid achievements in music, this superstar’s performance career is often overlooked. However, he is a rare good actor. He won the Golden Award and the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor for as tears go by and the legendary swordsman, and his performances in Bloody Streets and july rhapsody can be regarded as the benchmark in the performance field. Lok Man Leung and Kim-ching Luk waited for half a year to invite the singer to come out of the mountain, and finally they agreed because of their solid script. In the film, Jacky Cheung plays a physics professor, trying to mediate between different forces for the sake of Hong Kong’s security. No matter the depth of the role or the shape of a beard, it is a subversion of the past.

    Zhang zhen has never faded out of the screen, and he often works with great directors like Wong Kar-wai and Chen Kaige. Unfortunately, however, if he is a supporting actor, he will always be submerged under the dazzling aura of the protagonists, such as Red Cliff and The Master. And if he is the protagonist, the whole film may lose its sense of existence, such as Embroidered Spring Knife. This time, he became a villain, and when everyone else is in a suit, he may be able to gain some advantages by his cool and attractive shape. After all, we have seen one brilliant terrorist after another in the James Bond series or Batman series. Of course, everything is hard to say. The story of Equator is a little similar to that of Red Cliff, and it is hard to guarantee that he will not become the same role as Sun Quan in the latter.

Screenplay technique: Follow the theme and structure of Chill to continue to explore the security of Hong Kong.

    In "Chill", Hong Kong was caught in a city-wide crisis because of a police officer’s hostage-taking. Two deputy directors of the police force disagreed on the handling methods: one declared that Hong Kong was in a state of emergency and ordered all police forces to concentrate on rescuing the hostages; The other is strongly opposed, demanding that all countermeasures should be carried out in accordance with legal procedures. Although Equator tells a completely different story, it has many similarities with Chill in theme and conflict setting. It is also a question about the security level of "the safest city in Asia", and there are also many contradictions in the anti-terrorism alliance formed by intelligence agencies in the mainland, Hong Kong and South Korea, and the focus of contradictions is still on procedural issues.

    Because of this perspective, the turning point from the first act of Equator and Chill to the second act is somewhat unexpected. In the latter, at the end of the first act, we didn’t see how Aaron Kwok, the deputy director of management, tried to fight with the kidnappers, but we saw him make "small moves" behind Tony Leung Ka Fai, the deputy director of operations, and successfully removed his position as the chief commander of operations; In Equator, the secret service team snatched special weapon from the terrorists in the first act. According to the general idea, the next battle should take place on the way of the South Korean side escorting weapons back to China. Unexpectedly, the Supreme Bureau of Investigation was killed halfway, citing laws and regulations to prove that Hong Kong had no right to dispose of the weapon, and the question of how to "send" it became a question of how to "keep" it.

    The turning point at the end of the first act sets a new direction for the film. In "Chill", this new direction is that Aaron Kwok led the police to catch gangsters, and suffered a great failure, so it is inferred that there is a mole in the police. As a result, he found that many police officers were involved in the kidnapping. The plot development after the first act of Equator is similar to this. Nick Cheung has suffered setbacks in the process of tracking down terrorists, so he realizes that terrorists have infiltrated the anti-terrorist alliance. Who is the mole? How many people are there? We might as well sell a pass here. We just need to know that although this film has upgraded its scale and changed its formula compared with Chill, it can still taste the same taste as Chill.

Luzhou: It’s the year of the League! A hundred banquets were set up in the dam of the villagers’ courtyard.

  Our Festival Spring Festival "In 2020, we will continue to roll up our sleeves and work hard to make our days more prosperous. Come on, cheers!" On January 12th, more than 400 villagers from Shuangjia Town, Longmatan District, Luzhou City got together to raise a glass to celebrate the New Year. The villagers are eating a hundred hot banquets, feeling the joyful atmosphere of the New Year, and eating a sense of happiness and strong neighborhood feelings.

  On the same day, the Spring Festival Evening of "Passion Dragon Horse People Stage", Thousand Dragons, Thousand Lions, Hundred Family Banquets and Neighborhood Love Village was held in the cultural courtyard dam of Dachantou Village in Shuangjia Town. The villagers welcomed the New Year by enjoying cultural programs and eating hundreds of family banquets. During the activity, villagers were also given free medical services, Spring Festival couplets, books, trade union propaganda, anti-drug and AIDS knowledge and financial knowledge.

  In the early morning, cheerful music sounded over the dam of Dachongtou Village Cultural Institute, and the old people and children sat under the stage, amused by the wonderful programs such as acrobatics, magic and face-changing staged on the stage, clapping, waving and interacting with the actors on the stage. On the other side, a few cauldrons on the side of the square are steaming, and young people are busy here for the "Hundred Banquets". Chicken and fish are full of fragrance, and fresh vegetables and red peppers are about to be cooked, which is a lively and peaceful scene.

  As the saying goes, "a hundred banquets" are set, and a hundred families become a family. Hundreds of banquets opened in laughter, and traditional dishes such as Dongpo elbow, cold chicken nuggets and steamed fish filled the table. The villagers picked up chopsticks and glasses one after another, blessing one after another and greeting one after another to make the neighborhood relationship more harmonious.

  Tao Chen

The cold wave is coming today, and the rain and snow will increase in the central and eastern regions, and the temperature will plummet.

  Cctv newsAccording to China Weather Network, the first cold wave in 2023 is coming, and China is about to stage a big reversal of cold and warm! Starting today (January 11th), a cold wave will affect most parts of China from west to east and from north to south. A large range of rain and snow weather will be launched one after another, and the warmer pattern in various places will be quickly reversed.

  The warm weather in northeast China broke the record in January, and the cold air force arrived in the central and eastern regions from tomorrow.

  Yesterday, the central and eastern regions of China were affected by weak cold air, and the temperature fluctuated slightly, but the overall cooling rate was not large, and all regions continued to maintain a pattern of obvious warming. Before the official arrival of the cold wave, around the 12th, there will be a warm and hot peak in the northeast of China and the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, and the temperature will be more than 10℃ higher than normal. For example, the lowest temperature in Harbin and Changchun will break the warmest record in January, which is rare.


  However, at present, a cold wave has been assembled, and it will affect most parts of China from west to east and from north to south today, and the warmer pattern in various places is about to be reversed. This cold wave will mainly affect the northwest region today and tomorrow, and will gradually affect the central and eastern regions of China from tomorrow night to the 15th. Affected by this, the temperature in most parts of China will drop by 8 ~ 12℃ successively, among which, the temperature in northern Xinjiang, western Gansu, central and eastern Inner Mongolia, northeast China, eastern Jianghan, Jianghuai, Jiangnan, northern South China and Guizhou will drop by 14 ~ 18℃, and some areas in northern Xinjiang, central and eastern Jilin and Heilongjiang will exceed 20℃, accompanied by 4 ~ 6 grades and 6 ~ 8 gusts.

  It is worth mentioning that, because the basic temperature was generally high before the cold wave came, and the cooling space was very large, the temperature will drop to a low level after cooling, and most of the northwest will drop to the recent lowest point around this Friday and Saturday, and most of the central and eastern regions will drop to the recent lowest point on Saturday and Sunday, experiencing a big reversal of cold and warm, and some places will refresh the new low since this winter. After cooling down, on the morning of 17th, the lowest temperature line of 0℃ will be pressed south to the first line from eastern Yunnan to southern Guizhou, southern Hunan, northern Fujian and eastern Zhejiang.

  Recently, rain and snow have increased in the central and eastern regions, and there is heavy snow in the local area. Be wary of rain and snow disturbing Spring Festival travel rush.

  Since the beginning of this year, there has been persistent heavy snowfall in parts of northern Xinjiang, among which the snowfall days in some areas such as Altay and Tacheng have lasted for about a week. As of yesterday morning, the depth of snow in northern Xinjiang has reached 10-35cm, and that in northern Altay is 40-45cm. During the day, the snowfall in these areas continues. According to the live monitoring, there are small to medium snow in Altay, Tacheng and Ili Valley in Xinjiang, and the local area is as heavy as snowstorm. In addition, rainfall in parts of the south of the Yangtze River and South China continues to be online, such as moderate to heavy rain in parts of southern Guangxi, central and western Guangdong, eastern Hainan Island and southern Zhejiang, eastern Taiwan Province Island, and heavy rain (50-85 mm) in western Guangdong.

  Starting today, along with the cold wave, a round of large-scale rain and snow weather will be ushered in all parts of central and eastern China. It is expected that rain and snow and strong winds will cool down in most parts of China from today to the 15th, including the eastern part of northwest China, most parts of north China, northeast China, Huanghuai, Jianghuai, Jianghan, eastern part of southwest China and northern part of the south of the Yangtze River. There will be small to moderate rain and small to medium snow or sleet, and some areas will be heavily snowed and local snowstorms. There are small to moderate rains in south-central Jiangnan and South China, heavy rains in some areas, local heavy rains, and lightning weather in some areas.

  Specifically, today, there are small to medium snow or sleet in parts of northern and western mountainous areas of Xinjiang, western Tibet, northwestern Shanxi, and northwestern Heilongjiang. Among them, there are heavy snowstorms (10-19 mm) in Xinjiang along Tianshan Mountain, Ili Valley and western mountainous areas, and western Tibet. There is little to moderate rain in most parts of Sichuan Basin, south of the Yangtze River, south of China and central and eastern Taiwan Province Island, and there is heavy rain (25 ~ 35 mm) locally.


  Tomorrow, there will be small to medium snow or sleet in most parts of Xinjiang, western Tibet, central and western Inner Mongolia, most parts of Northeast China, northern North China and eastern Gansu, among which there will be heavy snow (10 ~ 12 mm) in western Xinjiang and western Tibet. There are moderate to heavy rains in parts of central, eastern and southern Jiangnan and central South China, among which there are heavy rains (50-70 mm) in northern Guangdong and other places.


  The day after tomorrow, there will be small to medium snow or sleet in parts of southern and western Xinjiang, western Tibet, northern Qinghai, central Inner Mongolia, eastern Northwest China, most of North China, northern Huanghuai and eastern Northeast China, among which there will be heavy snowstorms in northwestern Xinjiang, northwestern Shanxi, western Hebei and south-central Inner Mongolia. There are moderate to heavy rains in parts of southern Huanghuai, western Jianghuai, eastern Jianghan, central and eastern Jiangnan and northern Guangdong, and there are heavy rains in the local area.


  The meteorological department reminded that a wide range of rain and snow weather is coming, and it is now in the Spring Festival travel rush period. Passengers with travel plans need to make plans in advance, pay close attention to the latest early warning and forecasting information, and pay attention to preventing the adverse effects of strong winds and rain and snow weather on Spring Festival travel rush travel.

This book guides the war of resistance to victory.

  On May 26, 1938, Comrade Mao Zedong delivered a speech at the War of Resistance against Japan Research Association in Yan ‘an.On protracted warHis long speech set up an ideological beacon to guide the whole nation to victory in the war of resistance against Japan.

  This is in 1938, Mao Zedong wrote "On protracted war" in Yan ‘an caves. Xinhua news agency

  At that time, the national anti-Japanese war had been going on for 10 months. With the loss of large areas of land in North China, East China and South China, the crisis of national subjugation and extinction was like a black cloud covering the land and people’s hearts — —Will China die? How long will the Anti-Japanese War last? How can we win?The whole China society can’t find the right answer.

  It is in this dark and confused background that Mao Zedong seriously refuted it on the basis of profoundly summarizing the experience in the early stage of the Anti-Japanese War."theory of national subjugation"The absurdity,"theory of quick victory"Illusion of"Desperate Theory"The recklessness has clarified the direction and path, boosted morale and strengthened the confidence of the people throughout the country to win the Anti-Japanese War.

  Once On Protracted War was published, it not only caused a sensation in Yan ‘an, but also had a great impact on the whole China society. General Wang Zhen later recalled: "Those of us who directly participated in the battle on the anti-Japanese battlefield were encouraged by our eagerness to read oil lamps on the heatable adobe sleeping platform between battles. A glorious "On Protracted War" inspired and guided us to win the great victory of War of Resistance against Japan. " Even some Japanese people were impressed by On Protracted War. Professor Kondo Bunkang of the University of Tokyo declared: "We admire On Protracted War. It is inevitable that Japan will be defeated by China. Japan does not have such a grand strategic vision based on philosophy. "

  Today, let’s reread this historical epic of more than 50,000 words and feel the surging power contained in it.

  Refute the "national subjugation theory" and "quick victory theory"

  Before and after the outbreak of the National Anti-Japanese War, there were two wrong views: First,"China will die", the second is"China’s theory of quick victory".

  "China will perish" existed before the outbreak of the national anti-Japanese war. Some people said, "China’s weapons are not as good as people’s, and the war will be defeated". After the beginning of the national anti-Japanese war, there was an argument that "fighting again will lead to death". Wang Jingwei Group, a pro-Japanese faction of the Kuomintang, is an outstanding representative of the theory of national subjugation.

  Others underestimate Japan and think that Japan can’t hit Shanxi. During the Battle of Songhu, Chiang Kai-shek’s clique counted on Britain, France, the United States and other countries to intervene and asked the Soviet Union to send troops. Therefore, some people arbitrarily thought that the Sino-Japanese war would be solved as long as it lasted for three months, the international situation would definitely change and the Soviet Union would send troops.

  At the beginning of "On Protracted War", these two wrong views were analyzed and criticized, pointing out: "Their way of looking at problems is subjective and one-sided, in a word, unscientific."

  The scientific conclusion is that War of Resistance against Japan is a protracted war and China will win.

  Why a protracted war? Why does China win?

  In On Protracted War, Mao Zedong comprehensively investigated and demonstrated the objective basis that China can and must win through a protracted war of resistance.

  The enemy is strong and we are weak.Japan is an imperialist power with great war power, and China is a semi-colonial and semi-feudal weak country, which determines that Japan’s attack can run rampant in China for a while, while China cannot win quickly.

  The enemy retreated and we made progress.The war launched by Japanese imperialism is unjust and retrogressive, and its crazy war adventure will only aggravate its internal contradictions and lead it to extinction. China is in a historical period of progress. With the broad masses of people who have realized and are realizing, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese Red Army, our strength will become stronger and stronger.

  The enemy is small and I am big.Japan is a small country, and its manpower and material resources are not enough to support a long-term war. China is a big country, which can make use of its vast territory and large population to support a long-term war.

  The enemy’s lack of help helps me to get more help.Although Japan is supported by the international fascist countries, it is bound to be opposed by international forces because it pursues the policy of aggression and expansion and threatens and harms the interests of other countries. China, on the side of justice, is bound to get the support of the international community and finally win the war.

  In May 1938, Mao Zedong gave a report on protracted war at the People’s Anti-Japanese Military and Political University in China, Yan ‘an. Xinhua news agency

  War of Resistance against Japan goes through three stages.

  The first stage, strategic defense.At this stage, the Japanese attack and China defense. Our mobile warfare is the mainstay, supplemented by guerrilla warfare and positional warfare.

  In the second stage, the strategy is deadlocked.Due to the shortage of troops and our stubborn resistance, the enemy will have to stop the strategic attack and turn to the stage of conservative occupation. This stage is the longest and hardest, and the growth of our strength is mainly at this stage. At this stage, our main combat mode is guerrilla warfare, supplemented by positional warfare and mobile warfare. Mao Zedong also criticized the tendency to despise guerrilla warfare in his book.

  The third stage is the strategic counterattack.Through the efforts in the stalemate stage, China’s strength will change from weak to strong, which will fundamentally change the balance between the enemy and ourselves, and War of Resistance against Japan will be able to enter the stage of counterattack to recover lost ground. To win in the counter-offensive stage, we must not only rely on our own strength, but also rely on international strength and the assistance of internal changes in the enemy country. The main war situation at this stage is mobile warfare, and positional warfare will play an important role, supplemented by guerrilla warfare.

  This is part of Mao Zedong’s book On Protracted War, which was published in 1938. Xinhua news agency

  Soldiers and civilians are the foundation of victory.

  For whom and on whom? It is the touchstone to test the nature of a political party and a political power, and it is also the foundation to determine whether an army has combat effectiveness.What is the root that determines the victory of the Anti-Japanese War?"On protracted war" gives a clear answer: soldiers and civilians are the foundation of victory.

  Mao Zedong pointed out in "On Protracted War": "The deepest source of the great power of war lies among the people.The Japanese dare to bully us, mainly because of the disorganized state of the people in China.Overcoming this shortcoming, we put the Japanese invaders in front of our tens of millions of people who have stood up and made it like a horse.野牛冲入火阵,我们一声唤也要把它吓一大跳,这匹野牛就非烧死不可。”








  策划:李文阁 周昭成


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