According to Sky News, film studio MGM decided to edit "Chinese villains" out of the film when they realised the plot "would offend Beijing". The invading country in the film has now been changed to North Korea.
Red Dawn, which stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers, Rush) and Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name.
An action thriller about a high school football team who save the day after China invades America, it was released in the US on November 21.
However, it has been claimed that once MGM realised that the negative connotations towards China could have an impact on the film's success at the box office in the country, the invading army was edited in post-production and changed to North Korea.
All of the flags and symbols in the film have now been edited to reflect the change in country.